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Job Title:Supervisory Pharmacist Grand Rapids Outpatient Clinic

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:BI-12-727657-KJH

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

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$102,731.00 to $124,232.00 / Per Year


Friday, November 02, 2012 to Friday, November 16, 2012




Full Time - Detail


1 vacancy in the following location:
Grand Rapids, MI United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 727657



Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's Promise To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veteran's.

Applicants who have previously applied for this position will still be considered and need not re-apply.

As the Supervisory Pharmacist you represent the Pharmacy Service at the Grand Rapids Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). through membership on various facility-wide standing and ad hoc committees.  Actively participates in Medical Center activities and functions, i.e., Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services, Combined Federal Campaign, Equal Employment Opportunity, special events, etc.  Establishes, promotes and maintains positive relations with patients, the public, veterans' organizations, the media, the union and other interested groups, demonstrating sensitivity and responsiveness to their needs and concerns.


Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Full-Time, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or as specified.


Relocation expenses are not authorized.



  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must a graduate of a degree program in pharmacy accredited by the ACPE.
  • Occupation requires Licensure/Registration.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.


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As the Pharmacy Supervisor of the Grand Rapids Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), you represent the Pharmacy Service through membership on various facility-wide standing and ad hoc committees and report directly to the Chief, Pharmacy Service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Battle Creek.  You would actively participate in clinic activities, functions, and special events.  Establishes, promotes, and maintains positive relations with patients, the public, veterans' organizations, the media, other clinic supervisors, the union and other interested groups, demonstrating sensitivity and responsiveness to their needs and concerns.  Plans, directs, and coordinates outpatient pharmacy services.  Provides first-line supervision to pharmacists, technicians, students, and volunteers assigned to the outpatient pharmacy and coordinates other programs pertaining to pharmacy within the medical center.
As the Pharmacy Supervisor at the Grand Rapids CBOC your duties include planning, directing and coordinating quality pharmacy services for the veteran’s population and clinic staff through effective management of pharmacy resources.  The supervisor will keep fully abreast of advances and changes in drug therapy, in education and training, and in Medical Center programs.  The CBOC primarily provides patient care services to adults, ages 18-90’s.  The supervisor must possess knowledge of the changes associated with aging and the ability to provide care based upon age related factors as described in department and/or unit specific policies and procedures.
The CBOC is affiliated with the Battle Creek VA Medical Center which consists of 82 medical and psychiatric beds, 101 residential rehabilitation beds, and 100 nursing home care unit beds.  Specialized services offered include a Palliative Care Unit, a Substance Abuse Clinic, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program and a Domicilliary.  The Grand Rapids CBOC offers services such as primary care, mental health, optometry, dental, physical therapy, lab services and other specialties.  In addition to our main facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, and the Grand Rapids CBOC we offer services at three other CBOC's, located in Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Lansing.      


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You must be a citizen of the United States. 

Must be a graduate of a degree program in pharmacy from an approved college or university.  The degree program must have been approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE), or prior to the establishment of ACPE, have been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). 

Must possess a full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puertoc Rico), or the District of Columbia.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination. 

Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English.  

Must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation.


Assignments at this grade level require 1 year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled.  

Grade/step determination to be made by Professional Standards Board.



APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualification. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. ***If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.***

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 

You will need to successfully complete an extensive background security investigation before you can be appointed to this position. 

In addition to the requirements listed above, a well qualified candidate will meet the following competencis and provide examples during a performance based interview.


1.  Utilization of negotiation skills to influence clinical and management decisions.

2.  Ability to effectively communicate orally regarding complex clinical and technical issues.

3.  Ability to effectively communicate in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues.

4. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs.

5.  Skill in managing multiple and diverse people/programs.

6.  Skill in utilizing available resources to support the missions and goals of the organization.

7.  Skill in planning, organizing, and directing the functions and staff of an organization.


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at or


This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis, upon completing any required probationary period of 1 year.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy.   Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


Special Employment Consideration:

Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans Preference, please visit

Please visit to review the qualifications to apply under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA), Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act 1998 (VEOA), and 30% or more Disabled Veteran.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.


You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.



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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you have an existing resume stored on your computer, you may apply directly at by entering Vacancy Identification Number 727657

PRIOR TO CONVERSION YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF VA FORM 10-2850c. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide ( for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account( to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 727657. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 16, 2012.


Prior to appointment you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at
  3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at



Kelly J. Hoig
Phone: (269)223-5245
Fax: (269)223-5433
Agency Information:
VHA Battle Creek VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
5500 Armstrong Road
Human Resources Management Service
Battle Creek, MI
49037-7314 Fax: (269)223-5433


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.

Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) is utilized by our agency as part of the selection process.  Please consult the PBI website at for further information.

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