Pharmacist - DHA
Health & Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS) - Shiprock, NM

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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.This notice is issued under the direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which the Department of Health and Human Services has a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need. As such, this notice is targeted to who are qualified United States citizens and are not current permanent Federal employees, have had previous Federal Service, and USPHS Commissioned Officers. For those with current civil service status or have reinstatement eligibility, must apply to vacancy announcements posted through the local Human Resources Department and are not eligible for a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) appointment.This position is also being announced under IHS-NJ-11-430260-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Chinle, AZ; Tsaile, AZ; Pinon, AZ; Crownpoint, NM; Gallup, NM; Kayenta, AZ; Inscription House, AZ; Shiprock, NM; Red Mesa, AZ; Bloomfield, NMPOSITION DETAILS:Salary range:GS-09: $60,953 - $73,418 per annumGS-11: $67,047 - $82,131 per annumGS-12: $76,346 - $94,131 per annumOther additional compensation which a pharmacist may be eligible for are Recruitment Incentive (maximum of 25% of base pay); Relocation Incentive (maximum of 25% of base pay); Initial or Renewal of Retention Incentive (maximum of 25% of base pay when necessary); Appointment-above-the-minimum; Creditable Service based on Non-Federal experience for Annual Leave Accrual; Travel and relocation at government expense to duty station.Appointment: May be filled as permanent, term or time-limited or temporary appointments.

Positions are filled as vacancies occur.Promotion potential: Positions may be filled at one of the grade levels listed above. Depending on the location and type of appointment, some permanent positions have promotion potential to the GS-11 or GS-12Travel Required: NoSupervisory/Managerial Position: NoRelocation Expenses Paid: Paid, expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes (See item # 6 in the How to Apply Tab)Is drug testing required? NoIs government housing available?

Yes (depending on availability)Is this a bargaining unit position? YesAlternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? YesLicensure Requirement: This position requires that you obtain and maintain an active unrestricted pharmacy license from any state. If not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.KEY REQUIREMENTS:Position subject to background investigation.As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)Must be a US Citizen to apply.Positive Education RequirementProfessional Licensure RequirementBack to top DutiesAdditional Duty Location Info:1 vacancy - Crownpoint, NM; 1 vacancy - Gallup, NM; 1 vacancy - Shiprock, NM; 1 vacancy - Chinle, AZ; 1 vacancy - Kayenta, AZPlease ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.Selects, procures, prepares and dispenses only those medication that conform to standards of quality for potency, purity and effectiveness at the time they are administeredCounsels patients on safe and effective use.Packages, manufactures and compounds product.Routinely inspects all drug storage plans.Reviews inpatient and outpatient medical records.Back to top Qualifications and EvaluationsQUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Saturday, December 31, 2011 .You must meet all of the BASIC REQUIREMENTS listed below:1. A minimum of a four year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (A copy of your transcripts must be provided).2. All applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the united States or the District of Columbia. NOTE: Individuals graduating from approved schools of pharmacy within the last 12 months may be appointed pending licensure/registration.

Such appointments may not exceed six months without the employee obtaining licensure/registration.In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must also meet the following minimum requirements for the grade level you wish to be considered for:GS-09: Successful completion of a 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school OR 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to the GS-07.GS-11: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree OR 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the GS-09.GS-12 : One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the GS-11-Qualified applicants will be referred at the request of the selecting official upon a vacancy. Those candidates who have complete application packets on file as of each request date will receive full consideration for the vacant position. Your name will be referred to those sites that match your job preferences.You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:Resume complete in USAJOBS Responses to Questionnaire Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions.These vacancies are 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.For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.Back to top Benefits and Other InfoBENEFITS: The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits. OTHER INFORMATION:If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Pharmacist), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Saturday, December 31, 2011 .Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.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.IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco freeBack to top How To ApplyHOW TO APPLY:To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:Assessment Questionnaire Résumé Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Saturday, December 31, 2011 , the closing date of this announcement.Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)To begin, choose one of these options:If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder , you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process Online QuestionnaireTo return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to B: FaxIf it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire . Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX , which you will use to provide your answers.

You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.

Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Angela Segay , (928)871-1452 , ANGELA.SEGAY@IHS.GOV . "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis." REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: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 - Your résumé, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written form you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: ___ Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.____ Indian Preference applicants - If claiming preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA - 4432 (expiration date 8/31/2011), "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless the current 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 possess 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. The applicant must also complete the family history chart if necessary. (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA-4432).

Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. BIA 4432 form available here: Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available at: CONTACT INFO:Angela SegayPhone: (928)871-1452Fax: (928)871-1383Email: ANGELA.SEGAY@IHS.GOV Agency Information:Indian Health Service HR CenterHighway 264 NAIHS ComplexWindow Rock, AZ 86515Fax: (928)871-1383WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement via email that your submission was successful. Approximately 45 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your resume. To protect your privacy, scores of resumes are not provided by phone.

Back to topGo to section of this Job: Overview Duties Qualifications and Evaluations Benefits and Other Info How to ApplyAgency Information:Indian Health Service HR CenterHighway 264 NAIHS ComplexWindow Rock, AZ 86515Fax: (928)871-1383Questions about this job:Angela SegayPhone: (928)871-1452Fax: (928)871-1383Email: ANGELA.SEGAY@IHS.GOVJob Announcement Number: IHS-11-NJ-426497-DHA Control Number: 2161215EEO Policy Statement | Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement | Veterans Information | Legal and Regulatory GuidanceSite Map Contact Us Help/FAQs Employers Privacy Act and Public Burden InformationThis is a United States Office of Personnel Management website.USAJOBS is the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

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