If selected, all applicants must meet the qualification requirements at the time of appointment.
Basic Requirements - All pharmacist applicants must meet both of the following requirements:
Education: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
Licensure: All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
GS-9: 1 year specialized experience of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-7.
GS-11: One year specialized experience of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-9; or, for research positions, completion of all of the requirements for a master's or equivalent degree in a related scientific field.
GS-12: One year specialized experience of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-11; or, for research positions, completion of all the requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related scientific field.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression based on qualification standards regulated by Office of Personnel Management for the occupation in the organization.
Applicants must be able to distinguish basic color.
Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.
GS-9: Successful completion of a 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school.
GS-11: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.
GS-12: Education normally not applicable, but must meet the basic requirements and one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service performing work that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
You must provide the required information during the online application process;
Resume complete in USAJOBS
Responses to Questionnaire
Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) including OF 306 Addendum
This position is covered by the provisions of P.L. 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Act. You must complete the 'Addendum to the OF-306' (see 'How to Apply' section for link to form).
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.
Males born after December 31, 1959 are required to be registered with the Selective Service System in order to be eligible for employment with the Federal Government. You may register or check the status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: http://www.sss.gov/
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
These vacancies are filled as vacancies occur through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority. The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants, but Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.
The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following:
Interpersonal Skills: Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
Attention to Details: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to details.
Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform ones job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
Teaching Others: Helps others learn through formal or informal methods; identifies training needs; provides constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a mentor.
If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference). We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.
For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.