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Job Title:Pharmacist

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NE3-0660-11-LB850097-DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$63,271.00 to $82,250.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Groton, CT 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 Civilian Pharmacist position is located at the Naval Health Clinic New England located in Groton, CT, where the mission is to provide quality medical care to active duty military, dependent, retired, and civilian personnel.  For more information on the Naval Health Clinic New England click here.


Groton, Connecticut is located midway between New York and Boston, and is the largest municipality between New Haven, Connecticut, and the cities surrounding Providence, Rhode Island. Framed by the Thames River and the Mystic River, Groton is notable for its shores on Long Island Sound, just east of the end of Long Island. Both State and Municipal parks provide abundant access and views of the water.  


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Accredited PharmD or BS degree in Pharmacy
  • State Licensure
  • Drug testing requred
  • Security clearance required


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

A typical day includes:

- Interpreting, evalulating, and dispensing prescriptions.

- Monitoring and advising on drug therapy and usage.

- Evaluating prescriptions for accuracy.

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

- Designing and providing training for health care professionals.


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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient education and experience to perform the duties of this position for which you are applying.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications as they relate to this position.  Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.   Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and/or part-time work if your resume indicates the total number of hours per week.


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 designing and conducting education programs for pharmacy technicians and other health care professionals.




- Substitution of Education: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.


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.



  • A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
  • In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment.  In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP) subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • This position requires a 1-year probationary period.
  • Must be able to distinguish basic colors.
  • If selected, you must participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.  


    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).

    - 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


    • - This position is subject to the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
    • - The Department of navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hired employees.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

    - Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from selective service; see

    - Relocation expenses may/may not be authorized.


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by Friday, March 08, 2013 that includes:

    1.  Your resume showing job-related experience.

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

    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 850097.


    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


    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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