Boston Police Department’s (BPD) Bureau of Intelligence & Analysis (BIA) manages and staffs the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), a major urban area fusion center with a mission to serve as the Metro Boston Region’s central point for the collection, synthesis, analysis, and dissemination of strategic and tactical intelligence to law enforcement, intelligence, first responder and private sector partners; and to assist the federal government as a partner for national security. All BIA (and therefore, BRIC) responsibilities are governed by strict standards to protect privacy, civil rights and civil liberties in accordance with federal and state laws.
The Assistant Legal Counsel position was established to serve as the Privacy Advisor for the BIA, providing legal guidance and administrative support to all responsibilities as they pertain to the protection of privacy, civil rights and civil liberties, in compliance with the federal and state laws. The Privacy Advisor will ensure that privacy protections are implemented through efforts such as training, business process changes, and system designs that incorporate privacy-enhancing technologies.
Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
The Assistant Legal Counsel and Privacy Advisor will oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of; and adherence to the policies and procedures covering the privacy of; and access to, intelligence information in compliance with federal and state laws (to include, but not limited to, Code of Federal Regulations 28 Part 23 and the Information Sharing Environment [ISE] Privacy Guidelines), and the City of Boston’s privacy practices.
A Juris Doctorate Degree with at least five (5) years of related work experience. Knowledge and experience in information privacy laws, access, release of information; criminal intelligence and investigations; FOIA and public records laws, and court Discovery requirements. Knowledge in and the ability to apply the principles of project management. Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication, and presentation skills.
City of Boston residency is required.
A drug test, criminal background investigation and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check must be completed for this position.
Union/Grade/Salary Plan: Non-Union/MM2-7