Work for us

What we do

The Office of the Information Commissioner (the Office/OIC) is an independent body that reports to Parliament. We have a statutory role under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) to facilitate greater and easier access to information held by agencies.

We also assist agencies to understand their obligations under the IP Act to safeguard personal information that they hold. Agencies include Queensland government, which includes Ministers and departments, local governments, universities and hospital and health services as well as other public authorities.

Our Office reviews agency decisions about access to information, mediates privacy complaints, and monitors and reports on agency compliance to Parliament.

We employ enthusiastic, energetic and effective staff and maintain a diverse and enjoyable work environment focused on delivering a professional service and value for money outcomes for the community.

By working with us, you can make a difference by contributing to a fair, open and accountable government. You will also work with:

  • an independent statutory body that contributes consistently to improving the information and privacy rights of the broader community
  • an equal opportunity employer that values your talent, skills and knowledge and encourages you to excel

For more information on the OIC and our functions visit About us.

What we can offer you

Our corporate values - Focus, Innovation, Collaboration and Respect underpin our work practices and the way we engage with our staff and stakeholders. We have an inclusive culture and embrace health and safety, performance management, diversity and leadership. We adopt a variety of approaches when developing our people by using:

  • comprehensive induction programs
  • training and development opportunities including mentoring, coaching and on the job training
  • professional, management and leadership programs tailored to different levels of staff
  • the Study and Research Assistance Scheme (subject to approval)

OIC officers are employed under the Queensland Public Service Act 2008, and enjoy the same benefits as the Queensland Public Service employees including:

  • Flexible 36.25 hour working week
  • Work/life balance including flexible arrangements (consistent with operational requirements)
  • General leave provisions, including:
    • 4 weeks annual leave
    • 2 weeks sick leave per year
    • Long-service leave after seven years
    • Leave options for carers, emergencies, critical incidents and disasters
    • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Generous superannuation (employer contribution of up to 12.75%)
  • Salary sacrificing arrangements
  • A safe, healthy and smoke-free work environment

Equal opportunity

As an equal opportunity employer, we select people on their skills, knowledge and abilities, and the specific requirements of the position. All people including those from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply for vacancies in the OIC including those who identify as members of the following groups:

  • People with a disability
  • People from a non-English speaking background
  • Women
  • Aboriginal people
  • Torres Strait Islander people
  • Australian South Sea Islander people.

Employee Assistance Service

We support our staff through life’s more difficult times such as grief, depression or domestic violence. We provide access to free, professional counselling to resolve those or other problems affecting work and/or personal life. This service is also available to immediate family members.

Employment

A career with us offers the opportunity to work and learn in an interesting and diverse environment. We advertise vacancies on the Queensland Government’s Smart Jobs and Careers website. If you are thinking of joining us, contact the person listed on the advertised role description to find more about our culture and working conditions.