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Job Title:Pharmacist

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Navy Field Offices

Job Announcement Number:NE2-0660-11-PG786769-DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$102,243.00 to $117,327.00 / Per Year


Saturday, November 17, 2012 to Tuesday, November 20, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Twentynine Palms, CA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality medical care in wartime and peacetime. Civilian health care professionals work side-by-side with highly trained military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical treatment facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.


This Pharmacist position is located at Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP), CA where the mission is to "Ensure Force Health Protection and to deliver quality care and services."  The health care team at the hospital delivers world-class health care to all beneficiaries.   For more information on NHTP click here.

The City of Twentynine Palms, California, in the southern Mojave Desert, is the home of Joshua Tree National Park headquarters.  Known for its clear skies, brilliant star-filled nights, desert and mountain vistas, wide open spaces, and world-class murals and public art, the city offers a haven for artists and nature lovers, a unique getaway destination for visitors, a scenic location for photography and filming, and a family-friendly lifestyle for residents.


* This position is subject to rotating shift work and weekend coverage to support a continuously open pharamcy.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Accredited PharmD or BS degree in Pharmacy
  • State Licensure
  • Drug testing and physical exam
  • PCS/Relocation may or may not be authorized
  • Shift/Weekend/Holiday work required.


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In this position you will perform meaningful professional work in the field of pharmacy. 


A typical day includes:

-  Preparing, refilling, and reviewing of prescription drugs and medications.

-  Providing assistance to staff physicians regarding range of dosages, side-effects and incompatibilities.

-  Preparing special formulas and developing /modifying compounding techniques for new and complex medications.

-  Maintaining records of drugs and pharmaceuticals compounded, produced, and dispensed.

-  Participating on the medical treatment team for a specific patient and providing information on possible treatments and drug interactions.

-  Designing and providing patient medication information and counseling training.


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All applicants must meet the following requirements:


-  Degree:  Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy or PharmD degree recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, AND


-  Licensure:  Your resume must indicate you possess a license to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  Make sure your resume reflects the state that awarded your license and the date (be prepared to provide a photocopy of your license upon request), AND


-  Experience:  Applicants must have one or more years of experience working as a professional pharmacist performing progressively responsible duties or equivalent education to be minimally qualified for this position. Examples of this experience include the following:  Independently carrying out pharmacy functions, including formulating, preparing, compounding, bulk compounding, selecting, dispensing and preserving drugs, medicines, and chemicals; counseling patients regarding appropriate use of medications; monitoring and advising on drug therapy and use; and preparing special formulas, extemporaneous compounds, and special preparations to meet individual patient needs.




- Substitution of Education: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree (You may apply if you will complete a PharmD within 9 months of this application).


Your qualifications (i.e., transcripts, license, etc.) must be verified.  It is in your best interest to submit photocopies of these documents at the time you apply, however, your application will be accepted without them.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.



- Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

- Selectee will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before appointed.  After appointment random drug testing will be required.

- A security clearance may be a requirement of this position.

- A medical examination is required.

- Recruitment, Retention, and Relocation may or may not be authorized.



OPM's Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) , or comparable hiring authority, procedures will be used to fill this position depending on availability.  Applications that satisfy the minimum qualification requirements will be referred directly to the hiring manager for consideration.


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


- Malpractice insurance.

- Potential pay incentives (e.g., recruitment, relocation, retention, student loan repayment).

- Lifetime health insurance (Navy pays portion of your premium, you pay with pre-taxed dollars) you can carry into retirement and include your spouse.  Plus dental/vision plans and dependent/healthcare flexible spending accounts.

- 401K-type investment plan w/employer matching and flexibility to retire between 55-57 w/10 years of employment.

- Life insurance (Navy pays portion of your premium).

- Long term care insurance.

- 13-26 paid vacation days each year, 13 paid sick days each year, 10 paid Federal holidays each year, plus unused vacation/sick days carry over year to year.

- Employee-friendly flexibilities.


For more information, visit


- Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit program.

- This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies

- Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from selective service (see


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  If you are the spouse of an active duty military member, then you may be eligible for MSP.   To be eligible you: (1) must have been married to your military sponsor prior to reporting to the new duty assignment; and, (2) must have accompanied your military sponsor on a Permanent Change in Station (PCS) move; and, (3) the position for which you are applying must be within the commuting area of your military sponsor's new permanent duty station.  MSP does not apply, however, when preference would violate statutes or regulations on veteran's preference or nepotism.  You must request MSP by submitting a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by Tuesday, November 20, 2012 that includes:

1.  Your resume showing job-related experience.

2.  Completed Occupational Questionnaire which will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

3.  Other supporting documents (i.e., transctipts, license, etc.).

To apply online:

-  Click the APPLY ONLINE button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to submit or upload your resume, upload your supporting documents, and complete the online Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the SUBMIT MY ANSWERS button at the end of the process.


-  To verify uploaded documents, check your account at


-  If you are unable to upload documents, complete this cover page, make sure you record (647646) on the cover page, then fax the cover page along with your supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.


-  Do not upload and fax the same documents.


The VIN for this announcement is 786769.


If you cannot apply online:

1.     Print the Occupational Questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire).

2.     Print and complete OPM Form 1203FX to record your response to the Occupational Questionnaire.

3.     Fax your completed OPM Form 1203FX along with your resume and any other documents you want to provide to 1-478-757-3144.  Your OPM Form 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

For more detailed information about the application process, go to


To stay informed of changes to your application status:


-   Sign up for automatic email alerts at, or


-  Log into your USAJOBS account at, select Application Status, then click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  




- Your qualifications (i.e., transcripts, license, etc.) must be verified.  It is in your best interest to submit photocopies of these documents at the time you apply, however, your application will be accepted without them.


- Statements concerning qualifications are subject to verification. Exaggeration or misstatement may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from your position.


HRSC Northeast BUMED
Phone: (215)697-0532
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Northeast
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA


You will receive notifications through e-mail and Application Manager as the recruitment process progresses.  If your application is referred for consideration, the hiring official may choose to conduct interviews and, once a selection is made, you will receive notification of the decision.

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