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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Pharmacist-NIAID-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIAID-DH-12-634504

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 to Saturday, April 7, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0660-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

This position is located in the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) which was formed in 1986 to develop and implement the national research agenda to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, the mission of DAIDS is to help ensure an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by increasing basic knowledge of the pathogenesis and transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), supporting the development of therapies for HIV infection and its complications and co-infections, and supporting the development of vaccines and other prevention strategies. For more information, visit http://www.niaid.nih.gov/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Must be a licensed Pharmacist

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position you will perform the following duties:

 

  • Providing senior level pharmaceutical expertise, guidance, and training for pharmacy issues related to sponsored clinical trials both in the United States and internationally.
  • May have responsibility as a Project Officer or Co-Project Officer for a significant research contract which involves developing, coordinating, and administering a broad range of managerial, technical, fiscal, and pharmaceutical activities accompanying the contract and its relationship with pharmaceutical companies, clinical site investigators, and pharmacists.
  • Ensuring that sites participating in sponsored clinical trials meet appropriate guidelines and standards regarding investigational agent ordering, storage, dispensing, inventory management and quality assurance.
  • Responsible for oversight of the procurement of investigational agents used in sponsored clinical trials, involving the identification of the pharmaceutical manufacturer, negotiation with company representatives, estimation of study product requirements and arrangement for shipment, and review of data agents received for FDA compliance and adherence to specifications prior to their distribution to clinical sites.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to protocol team members on the development of the investigational agent section of clinical protocols such as drug dosage, drug interactions and potential toxicities.

 

 

     


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-14 Basic Qualification Requirements: 

 

Education: Four-year Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education; or successfully completed a 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school;or successfully completed a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree.

 

Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

 

In addition to meeting the basic requirements you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS 13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: collaborating with physicians on design of drug treatment plans related to sponsored clinical trials both in the United States and internationally; identifying drug reactions or interactions; reviewing pharmacy plans for appropriateness of design, pharmaceutical information and compliance with Food and Drug Administration requirements; ensuring that sites participating in sponsored clinical trials meet appropriate guidelines and standards regarding investigational agent ordering, storage, dispensing, inventory management and quality assurance; overseeing and coordinating the procurement of investigational agents used in sponsored clinical trials; reviewing pharmaceutical data on investigation agents to be able to appropriate respond to questions on properties, handling and storage, preclinical and toxicity data, and problems with supply. 

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This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .  If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.  

We are unable to pay relocation expenses. 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.  The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus .

HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.
  • To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 634504.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm on the closing date of the announcement, Saturday, April 07, 2012.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (CTAP/ICTAP, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sean Stroud
Phone: (301)496-9961
Email: STROUDS@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
10401 Fernwood Road 2D19
Bethesda, MD
20892
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Saturday, April 07, 2012, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NIAID-DH-12-634504

Control Number:

313291300