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Job Title:Supervisory Pharmacist, GS-0660-12

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-PX-905503-DHA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$96,436.00 to $114,517.00 / Per Year


Thursday, June 06, 2013 to Sunday, June 16, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Yuma, AZ United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Phoenix Area Indian Health Service (IHS), Fort Yuma Service Unit, Yuma, AZ.


Promotion potential: None, position at full performance level

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: Yes, you may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Relocation Expenses Paid: Relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid; exceptions will be made for current USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, you must submit a completed Childcare Addendum to form OF-306 with your application (see Required Documents section for more information)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? No

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes



Any U.S. Citizen


  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • 1 year probationary period for initial appointment to competitive service
  • Pharmacy education & licensure required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Position subject to background investigation


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Serves as the Chief Pharmacist for the Fort Yuma Service Unit and is responsible for the quality of pharmacy services provided:

  • Supervise three Pharmacists and two Pharmacy Technicians.
  • Develop and implement a departmental quality improvement program.
  • Serve as pharmacy consultant and advisor on drug affects
  • Function as a primary care specialist.


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BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All Pharmacist applicants must meet both of the basic requirements listed below:

  1. Education - Bachelor's, or higher graduate degree, in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education; AND
  2. Licensure - Active, current registration to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the U.S., or the District of Columbia.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to the above, all applicants must meet the following experience requirements in order to be considered at the GS-12 level:

1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as a generalist whose assignments require extensive experience in and the application of broad knowledge of the manifold aspects of the total pharmacy operation.  Other examples may include:

  • Develop special formulas, extemporaneous compoundings, and special preparations;
  • Provide authoritative advise to other pharmacists and to the medical staff;
  • Prior leadership experience (i.e., Pharmacist in Charge, Chief or Supervisory Pharmacist) is highly desirable.


This vacancy is being filled 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 forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy; Indian Preference does apply.  For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

Conditions of Employment

- Selectee(s) born after 1957 are required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date.

- Selectee may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver’s license.

- Selectee must obtain and maintain clinical privileges.  If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal Service.

Security Clearance

If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.  After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. 

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.  If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.


Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions.


Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  Basis of rating for a definition of well-qualified is 'meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position' (see the 'How You Will Be Evaluated' section). 

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. 

IHS Operated Properties are Tobacco Free


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Applicants must submit a completed application prior to Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date: Sunday, June 16, 2013


Option A: Online application process (USAJobs to Application Manager)

To begin, click the Apply Online button and create a new account or login to your existing USAJOBS account.  You will create a resume or select a resume to use and be redirected to Application Manager.  From there you will create a new account or login to your existing Application Manager account.  Answer the online questionnaire and submit all required documents listed below. 

Document Upload:  If you are unable to scan and upload your supporting documents electronically you may fax them in using the official fax coversheet:  Faxed documents may take 2-3 days to appear as Processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


Option B: Fax

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online:

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

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX:, to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and

3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.  You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number: 905503.

Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.

·         When faxing make sure the OPM Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.

·         If you are faxing any documents without the OPM 1203-FX form, use the official fax coversheet available here:

Reasonable Accommodation

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (602) 364-5219. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

  • ___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs Online Resume Builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
  • ____Childcare Addendum to form OF-306 must be included for this position and is available for downloading at:
  • ____Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA-4432, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only."  The current form expiration date, 11/30/2014, does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary.   (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432 located at: or please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)
  • ___Proof of Licensure - You must provide proof that you are licensed to practice as a Pharmacist in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • ___Transcripts - Transcripts reflecting a four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy must be provided
  • ___Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50. It is suggested that optional documents submitted are job-related and current.



Timothy Burden
Phone: (602)364-5228
TDD: 301-443-6394
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
Two Renaissance Square
40 North Central Avenue Suite 510
Phoenix, AZ


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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