Full, current, unrestricted licensure to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the U.S. (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16.
Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy by visiting their web site at: http://www.acpe-accredited.org/ (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.)
Must PASS pre-employment physical examination
Must be proficient in spoken and written english.
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Creditable Specialized Experience:
GS-12: Candidates must possess one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11);
completion of and ACPE-accredited Pharm. D. program. For experience to be creditable, the experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with professional pharmacy practice. Professional practice means paid/non-paid employment as a professional or unlicensed graduate pharmacist as defined by the appropriate licensing board.
References: VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II, Appendix G15, Licensed Pharmacist Qualification Standards, dated June 07, 2012, http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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 qualifications. 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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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. ***
Veterans Preference: Veterans must submit a copy of Form DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy, which shows the characterization of service), and if applicable, an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference and a Preference Letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs dated 1991 or later. 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 Veterans 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 (showing the characterization of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply under 5 CFR 213.3102 U, Schedule A: Appointment of persons with disabiliies, mental retardation, severe physical disabilites, or psychiatric disabilities. Applicants must submit a letter from a licensed medical professional or other entity. Along with resume, submit proof of your disability and job certification documentation to the agency. A Sample Schedule A Certification Letter can be downloaded for your provider's use. Also, disabled veterans with a compensable service connected disability of 30% or more need to provide documents identified above.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
Candidates education, training and experience will be considered in determining the applicant best qualified for the position by the selecting official. Interviews: Management may interview candidates for this position and may elect to use the Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) process. If PBI is used, questions will be job-related, reasonably consistent and fair to all candidates. You can visit the following two web sites (1) http://www.va.gov/pbi (2) http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Staffing/PBI/PBI_Intr.htm
to learn more about PBI, frequently asked questions and aids to prepare for an interview.
Applicant's Responsibly: It is the applicant's responsibly to submit documentation to support his/her application for this position. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all experience, education, formal training, award recognition, etc. are documented in the application package. Experience may include voluntary or other non-paid experience in the appropriate field. If you feel that your training record contains information pertinent to your qualifications, then you must submit a printed copy of your training record with your application package. Your training record will become a part of the specific vacancy file and will not be filed in the Official Personnel Folder.
This announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. Request for copies, return of forms or transfer of consideration to another announcement will not be honored. Employees must meet qualification standards and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement. All qualified; applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age national origin, sex, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, or membership or non-membership in a labor union.