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Air Education and Training Command PHARMACY TECHNICIAN in Lackland AFB, Texas


Click 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.


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


Conditions of Employment


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. 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. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Skill to perform pharmaceutical calculations relating to proper drug quantities, days' supply and correct dosage.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


Additional Information

Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old) 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. 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. Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. 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. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.