How Do I Qualify for this Position?
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:
Basic Requirements: A four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit proof of current, active and unrestricted license for verification. Your documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Education There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.
Experience You must have at least one year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Some examples of experience are:
- Experience in planning and providing a completely integrated pharmacy program and coordinating these programs with all other departments within the institution.
- Experience in determining that all medications are properly packaged and labeled.
- Experience in dispensing pharmaceuticals in accordance with proper procedures.
- Experience in supervising and directing subordinate staff consisting of Staff Pharmacists and/or Pharmacy Technician’s (which may include civil service and/or Public Health Service staff).
Medical Requirement: Must be able to distinguish basic colors.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid work experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (week) spent in the activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the Best Qualified category who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.
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