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Job Title:Pharmacy Technician

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:AFPCMEDEH-946963-0661

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0661-05/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Gunter AFB, AL View Map
Maxwell AFB, AL View Map
Little Rock, AR View Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
More Locations  (59)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to positions designated pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improve Act (DAWIA); positions  are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

DUTIES:

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·        Receives and reviews individual prescriptions to determine kind, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed.

·        Maintains and controls pharmaceutical and associated supplies.  Performs ambulatory and pharmacy functions.

·        Performs pharmacy compounding functions/support investigation drug research.  

·        Provides distributive services and pharmaceutical support to health care professionals within the Medical Group.

      Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the 72 Medical Group, ensuring that pharmacy complies with legal and regulatory    requirements and meets customer.  

     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies. 

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.  

This public notice may be used to fill grades (e.g. GS-05, 06, 07 and GS-8).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  

  

GS-05

One year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal system providing support in the processing and dispensing of prescriptions while working in a hospital pharmacy, a retail pharmacy, or in a pharmaceutical firm or laboratory. This experience may have been obtained in the private sector but it must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated and that it provided you with basic knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature, characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures, and a variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, and distribution of pharmaceuticals. Note: Successful completion of pertinent specialized training courses in pharmaceutical and pharmacy practices while serving in the Armed Forces is creditable on a month-for-month basis up to the one year of specialized experience required for this position.

OR

Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in pharmacy or that included at least 24 semester hours in pharmacy-related courses.  Note: If selecting this option you must submit a copy of your official transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement.

OR

Combination of education and experience.

 

GS-06

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service which includes basic knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature, characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures, and a variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, distribution of pharmaceuticals.

OR

One full year of graduate-level education from an accredited college or university, or an internship that is directly related to the work of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your official transcripts.)

OR

Combination of education and experience.

 

GS-07

I have at least 1 year of specialized experience, gained in a hospital or retail pharmacy, or in a pharmaceutical firm or laboratory, that is equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the federal service. This experience has provided me with an extensive knowledge of: pharmaceutical nomenclature; characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, distribution of pharmaceuticals, and skill in reading individual prescriptions and determine correct dosage. 

OR

One year of graduate-level education in a field directly related to the work of the position. (NOTE: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study, or 18 semester hours.  You must attach a copy of your official transcripts.)
OR

Combination of education and experience.


GS-08

One year of specialized experience, gained in a hospital or retail pharmacy, or in a pharmaceutical firm or laboratory, that is equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service. This experience has provided me with intensive knowledge of: pharmaceutical nomenclature; formulas, strengths, and dosage forms of drugs; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; operation and care of a variety of pharmaceutical equipment; receipt, storage, and order of pharmaceuticals; and a wide variety of procedures and techniques required in repackaging pharmaceuticals, bulk compounding, preparation of sterile solutions, and setting up prescriptions for a final check by a pharmacist.

OR

Two years of graduate education in a field directly related to the work of the position. (NOTE: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study, or 18 semester hours).

OR

Combination of education and experience.

 

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

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH

 

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Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/pharmacy-technician-series-0661/

 

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 an extensive body of pharmaceuticals, pharmacy practices, pharmaceuticals rules, procedures, regulations, and operations to perform a variety of complex technical functions.

2. Practical knowledge of pharmaceuticals nomenclature including generic, trade and chemical names of drugs; standard abbreviations especially Latin abbreviations; meaning of term as used pharmacy.

3. Extensive knowledge of characteristic, strengths, weights and measures dosage forms of a variety pharmaceuticals. 

4.  Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing pharmacy practice.

5. Skill in a variety of standard procedures and techniques involved in repacking drugs and supplies, bulk compounding, receipt, storage, and order of pharmaceuticals; preparation of certain sterile solutions and setting.

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.


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.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

·        Position may be subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employee must maintain current certifications.

·        Position may require an appropriate security clearance.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 

 

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.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Monday, March 31, 2014

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 946963.  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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

 

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

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TDD: 800 382-0893
Email: DO_NOT_SEND_EMAIL@US.AF.MIL
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Gunter AFB, AL View Map
Maxwell AFB, AL View Map
Little Rock, AR View Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
Luke AFB, AZ View Map
Beale AFB, CA View Map
El Segundo, CA View Map
Travis AFB, CA View Map
Vandenberg AFB, CA View Map
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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCMEDEH-946963-0661

Control Number:

352660000