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Privacy Manager (WMS 2/DLS)

at State of Washington

Pay: $79332 to $95000/year
$79332 - $95000
Posted: 11/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2590032

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Overall Job Objective


Privacy Manager
Pending Banding
Anticipated WMS Band 2

*Application review is ongoing. It is in the candidates' best interest to apply early.
The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated knowledge of state and federal privacy laws, and knowledge of data privacy and governance principles. If you have the ability to clearly communicate complex information in a straightforward and honest manner, this may be the opportunity for you!
Position Objective:
The Privacy Manager reports to the Privacy Officer. The Privacy Office is managed by the Privacy Officer and is located with the Division of Legal Services' Enterprise Risk Management Office, which is also responsible for managing the agency's enterprise risk management program, public records disclosure program, litigation discovery coordination program, records retention program, and internal control program. 
The Privacy Manager provides expert level advice and support on privacy and confidentiality matters and makes independent review of all aspects to the agency's compliance with HIPAA and other confidentiality laws.  This position provides support and advice to the agency's Privacy Officer regarding planning, leading, and strategically managing a reliable and legally compliant privacy program. 
Some of what you will do:
  • Assist Privacy Officer in all aspects of administering HCA's privacy program.
  • Provide an advanced level of expertise to the agency on state and federal privacy and confidentiality requirements.
  • Create and conduct continuous training of HCA's workforce on state and federal privacy and confidentiality requirements.
  • Draft, implement, and maintain appropriate privacy documentation, including policies, procedures, and notices of privacy practices.
  • Draft, implement, and maintain agency guidelines, best practices, and resources to ensure long-term agency wide implementation of privacy and confidentiality practices.
  • Advise the Privacy Officer on the agency's implementation of changes in privacy laws and agency rule adoption.
  • Resolve questions, comments, and complaints related to privacy and confidentiality matters.
  • Oversee and monitor privacy and confidentiality issues to resolution and document actions taken.
  • Investigate privacy and confidentiality complaints concerning HCA and resolve them when possible.
  • Assess HCA risk and plan for long range agency privacy and confidentiality compliance.
  • Maintain privacy page on internal website.
  • Draft all-staff communications to reinforce privacy best practices.

  • Juris doctor degree from ABA-accredited law school.
  • Active membership in the Washington State Bar Association
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in analyzing, interpreting and applying rules, laws, and case law
Ability to:
  • Interact with and present to executive management to implement compliance strategies and action plans;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of agency employees, including ability to gather appropriate information and provide understandable and actionable advice;
  • Recognize, plan, and integrate changes impacting privacy and client confidentiality and to provide sound advice where law is unclear, changing, or nonexistent;
  • Conduct comprehensive investigations and skill in reaching reasoned decisions;
  • Conduct analysis in complex areas involving privacy and the Public Records Act.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) purchases health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and, beginning in 2020, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. Our agency is committed to whole person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.
About Olympia and Washington State
Washington State offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community, offering quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation's top ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature.
How to Apply:
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their NEOGOV profile will be considered.  Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification.  To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach: 
  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position
  • Current resume
  • Three professional references, including a minimum of one past supervisor
If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the posting closes.
Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1180 or email
*Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. *