This position will work as a DOH Data Privacy Officer specializing in Opioid Overdose, Harm Reduction and related public health privacy work. This position will conduct legal research, provide guidance, technical assistance and develop tools and resources to identify and mitigate privacy risks focusing on opioid overdose and related initiatives and will focus on legal and ethical privacy issues regarding collecting, sharing, using and protecting data for public health purposes, including addressing determinants of health, improving population health, promoting health equity and research in opioid overdose and related initiatives.
The individual will work with the Overdose Data to Action Grant team, the Department's privacy officers, data stewards, subject matter experts, and other members of the public health team to protect the privacy of the personally identifiable information (PII) the Department receives or collects, to facilitate legal and ethical use and sharing of PII data, to draft privacy requirements into rules, and prepare Data Use Agreements.
This position will also be designated as one of the Agency Ethics Officers working to support compliance with the New Jersey Conflicts of Interest Law, Rules and Uniform Ethics Code.
This position may be eligible to participate in the Department's pilot telework program, which offers eligible employees the opportunity to work remotely for up to two (2) days per week, as approved by management.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to PSTOC@doh.nj.gov
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience in conducting legal research, analyzing and evaluating legal documents, rules, regulations, and/or legislation, or the review and analysis of regulatory matters in a government agency; or one (1) year of experience as an attorney.
LICENSE: Appointee must be eligible to practice as an Attorney-At-Law in the State of New Jersey.
Appointee must possess a current Certificate of Good Standing issued by the New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners, or other license to practice law issued by any state in the United States.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
New Jersey Department of Health
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The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.