Pharmacy Technician:
Air Education and Training Command

Air Education and Training Command
San Antonio Texas
SummaryClick on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information.The primary purpose of this position is to perform pharmacy technician duties and assist the pharmacist in the processing and dispensing of prescriptions for both regular and scheduled medications.Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Performs pharmacy dispensing services. Receives and reviews individual prescriptions for the full range of pharmaceuticals, to include controlled drugs, to determine kind, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed Performs pharmacy compounding functions. Interprets orders for appropriateness and conformity with established pharmaceutical standards Works in intravenous additive solution area and performs sterile solution operations. Receives and reviews orders received for intravenous additive solutions and checks with the pharmacist if incomplete orders or other discrepancies are noted Performs administrative and logistical functions. Prepares and maintains various pharmacy records, files, and administrative reports determining and modifying format and content Performs clinic inspections and maintains work area and equipment. Enters and updates Authorized Drug Listings (ADLs) in appropriate computer system ensuring tracking and accountability for each medication dispensed to clinics Provides training, assistance, and technical oversight as required. Trains newly assigned pharmacy personnel; e.g., pharmacists, technician trainees, and volunteers, on all aspects of pharmacy operations Travel Required Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 6 Job family (Series) 0661 Pharmacy Technician Similar jobs Pharmacist Technicians Pharmacy Technicians Technicians, Pharmacist Technicians, Pharmacy Help Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship Required Males must be registered for Selective Service, see PCS expenses will NOT be paid Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program Disclosure of Political Appointments This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing...Cont Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety. May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays Position requires the ability to discern colors and contrast Will be required to participate in the Tuberculosis (TB) program May be subject to testing and/or immunization programs for HEP B/Rubella, as determined for health and safety of employees Will be required to take Basic Life Support (BLS) training and obtain certification National Pharmacy Technician Certification is highly desired This position will support the Federal Governments response efforts to COVID-19 Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Technical and Medical Support Positions. +IOR for Pharmacy Series GS-0661 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-05, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing technical support work in a pharmacy; applying practical knowledge of: pharmaceutical nomenclature; characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures and pharmaceutical procedures and techniques; operating and maintaining pharmacy equipment. OREDUCATION: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.ORCOMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-06 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.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. Thorough knowledge of pharmacy practices, procedures, and operations IAW State, Federal, and AF regulations to perform a variety of complex and technical functions. These include administrative requirements, reports, and documentation governing the receiving, safeguarding, and issuing of prescription, over the counter, and controlled medications, and the use of drug information sources.2. Thorough knowledge of standard pharmacy procedures and techniques involved in repackaging of medications and supplies; performance of bulk compounding; receipt, storage, and ordering of pharmaceuticals and preparation of certain sterile solutions.3. Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature including generic, trade, and chemical names of medications; standard abbreviations (including Latin); strengths; dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; and pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures.4. Skill to perform pharmaceutical calculations relating to proper drug quantities, days' supply and correct dosage.5. Ability to operate and maintain a variety of pharmacy equipment including tablet and capsule automated counting machines, automatic bottle filling machines for liquid, blending and agitating machines, maxing vats and filtering devices.6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, utilizing various telecommunications and computer programs to provide information and consultant advice to patients and prescribers on drug interactions and side effects and suggest alternative medications.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.VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.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 informationInteragency 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. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.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.120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here..... click apply for full job details