In accordance with VA Handbook 5005/55, Part II Appendix G15, dated June 7, 2012,
(1) Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
(2) Education: 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).
Note: Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs or those who graduated from a US based non-ACPE accredited degree program meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the ACPE. This finding may be based on any of the following:
a) A letter of acceptance into a United States graduate pharmacy program recognized by the ACPE.
b) Written certification from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission, that the individual has successfully passed the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination.
c) A letter from a United States college or university with a pharmacy degree program recognized by ACPE stating that the individual's pharmacy degree has been evaluated and found to be equivalent to its Bachelor of Pharmacy degree or higher.
(3) Licensure. Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United Sates, or the District of Columbia.
(4) Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019
(5) English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).
GS-14- In addition to the basic requirements, one year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level (GS-13) which is directly related to the position to be filled.
Experience is only creditable if it is post-licensure experience as a professional pharmacist directly related to the position to be filled.
***TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED. FAILURE TO SUBMIT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.***
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only 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. ***
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
(Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)
- Applicants must meet any physical, language, license or degree requirements.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
- Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
- New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
- Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
- Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
- Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, resume, 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 performance based interview. In responding to the interview questions, you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain what you did, and the outcome.