Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1921223

Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under announcement number: 1921080.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.


If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.  The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.


The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").


The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center supports Psychosocial and Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation and Outpatient services to veterans throughout Southeastern Washington, Southwestern Idaho, and Northeastern Oregon.   If you would like more information regarding the facility please go to the following website:


Walla Walla is a pleasant town of 40,496 near the beautiful Blue Mountain range of SE Washington State.  Excellent public schools and two 4-year colleges are an asset.  Our Main Street has been ranked as one of the best small town main streets in the U.S and also was voted friendliest city in the US by Rand-McNally in 2011.   Sunset Magazine has proclaimed Walla Walla as one of the 10 best small towns in the U.S. and as a tourist destination because of the internationally acclaimed wine industry. 


VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


This position for Pharmacy Technician functions primarily within the Outpatient Pharmacy under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The pharmacy technician supports the mission of the VA Medical Center to assure safe, effective, and medically necessary use of medications by Veterans by performing packaging, manipulative, repetitive, and other non-discretionary tasks as delegated by a pharmacist.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Processing Prescriptions
  • Answer telephones and complete consults in the outpatient pharmacy
  • Technical functions associated with unit-dose medication distribution system
  • provide automatic ward stock medications and supplies replenishment
  • Replenish emergency crash cart medication trays
  • operate and maintain equipment such as tablet and capsule counting/labeling machines and equipment
  • Compound sterile IV admixtures and replenish bulk fluids for specialty care units and outpatient areas

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 PM

Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Pharmacy Technician, GS-0661-06, Pharmacy Service

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No