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Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:5R-AFPC-853805-798779-SAW

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Tuesday, March 19, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Patrick AFB, FL United StatesView Map


Current Air Force Employee Only


The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

IF APPLICABLE:  Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).


WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information.  You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**


Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)



  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.


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The primary purpose or this position is to serve as a Pharmacist in an ambulatory or in-patient care setting on an Air Force (AF) installation, performing professional duties which include clinical, consultative, educational, oversight, and administrative responsibilities. Selects, compounds, dispenses, and preserves drugs, medicines, and other therapeutic agents.  Provides authoritative professional guidance on difficult, complex, or unusual problems to medical staff/other pharmacists, serving as consultant and advisor on known and potential effects of use of new drugs, those in investigational or evaluative status, and/or those not yet approved for general use.  Work involves daily interaction with and education of professional staff, technicians, and patients regarding pharmaceutical care and potential and actual drug-related problems.  Implements and coordinates pharmaceutical care services and programs and ensures patient medication counseling, drug regimen reviews, and related activities are carried out in compliance with professional standards.  The incumbent also:


·        Delivers pharmaceutical care to patients implements and coordinates the provision or patient pharmaceutical care services and programs.  Applies knowledge of pharmaceuticals, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics to assess and monitor patients' response to drug therapy. 

·        Provides distributive services and pharmaceutical support to health care professionals within the Medical Group. Consults with other health care professionals to ensure the identification, resolution, and prevention of potential and actual drug-related problems. 

·        Ensures that assigned pharmacy operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.  Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies The Joint Commission (TJC), the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), APhA, ASHP, etc., regulatory references, policies, and guidelines as applicable. 

·        Maintains effective working relationships with members of the Executive Staff, providers, and support personnel of the Medical Group, as well as civilian physicians and other military facilities.   May serve as representative to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Function, Cost Center Managers Meeting, ProStaff, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and Medical Group Staff Meeting. 

·        Coordinates pharmacists' orientation, professional development, and competency assessment programs.  Serves as preceptor for clinical internship students and other trainees assigned to pharmacy services, attends student conferences, and grades students performances through oral/written examination and written performance evaluations.



A pre-employment physical examination is required.

This is a bargaining unit position.

NOTE: Salary amount includes base salary and locality pay.

An incentive for Prior Non-Federal or Active Duty Uniformed Service creditable for service computation date may be offered.  A newly appointed or reappointed employee may or may not receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate.  All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty.


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BASIC REQUIREMENT:  Must have a four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.


Licensure:  Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

AND in conjunction with meeting the basic requirement

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service (or similar in other pay systems), which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. This experience includes: 1) delivering pharmaceutical care to patients; 2) providing distributive services and pharmaceutical support to health care professionals 3) consulting with health care professionals to ensure the identification, resolution, and prevention of potential and actual drug-related problems 4) and ensuring that pharmacy operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Must have successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:  Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.  The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1. Knowledge of medical center and pharmacy mission, policies, organizational structure, operations, methods and procedures; related clinical services, and pharmacy operations; concerned with drug formularies, drug and prescription ordering processes and methods, dispensing operations, drug therapies, medication regimens, and relationship with patient care.

2. Knowledge of drug order and prescription order principles including generic/brand drug names, Latin abbreviations, legal requirements, and therapeutic classification of drugs and patient eligibility.

3. Knowledge of pharmacy manufacturing procedures, procurement procedures, prepackaging programs, storage and restocking procedures for drugs dispensed by the pharmacy; and of pharmaceuticals, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics.

4. Knowledge of professional standards defined by The Joint Commission (TJC), American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

5. Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.

6. Ability to work with information systems and automated and technical equipment, such as Composite Health Care System (CHCS), PharmASSIST, automated dispensing machines, Internet, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Electronic Clinical References (Micromedex/Lexi-Comp)

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.



ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


1. Incumbent must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy recognized by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education or have achieved a foreign pharmacy graduate equivalency certification.

2. Must be licensed and in good standing with the State Board of Pharmacy to practice pharmacy work in a state or territory of the U.S. or District of Columbia.

3. Maintains professional knowledge by attending educational workshops and reading pharmaceutical publications.

4. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

5. This position has been identified as a designated position under the Air Force Drug Testing Plan.  Incumbent (s) of this position is subject to the possibility of a random drug test.

6. Must be able to distinguish basic colors.

7. Must be able to obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Physical Demands :  Work requires regular and recurring physical exertion related to the high-volume prescription dispensing process including standing, walking, bending, crouching, stretching, reaching, typing, or similar movements.  Occasionally, there may be a need to lift moderately heavy objects.  The work may require some degree of agility and dexterity.

Work Environment:  Work involves moderate risk or discomfort which requires special safety precautions.  Potential hazards are associated with risk of exposure to contagious disease or irritant chemicals.  Gloves, mask, and other protective gear may be required when compounding pharmaceuticals.  Precautions arc routine for nearly all situations.  The employee uses safe work practices with office equipment, avoids trips or falls, and observes fire regulations. The area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.


Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.  


To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.


Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.


Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.


Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.


90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.


DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 853805.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to
1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.


If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 


·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series


If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
1138 Jupiter Street


Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. 

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