Washington D.C.
Jan 13, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available.

The initial length of an overseas tour is 2 or 3 years depending upon location.

A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.

Permanent, Term, Part-time, intermittent or temporary positions will be filled from this solicitation.

Supervisory and non-supervisory positions will be filled from this solicitation.

Positions listed with multiple grades may be filled at any grade level and may or may not have promotion potential.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


  • Not Required

  • Yes
  • Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government

  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.
  • Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized.
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    • Degree: Successful completion of at least a four-year bachelor degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

    • Licensure/Certification: All applicants must be currently licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, a territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

    • Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

    For GS-09: Successful completion of a 5-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in pharmacy from an approved pharmacy school, OR one year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

    For GS-11: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree OR one year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

    For GS-12: One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

    For GS-13: One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

    Medical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

    •  Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
    •  Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at and

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.  
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required. 
    • One-year supervisory probationary period may be required. A one-year probationary period is required if the selectee has not previously met this requirement.
    • Personnel Security Investigation required.
    • This position may require a Childcare Background Check.
    • This position may require a SECRET Clearance.
    • This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
    • This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
    • Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examinaton may be required.
    • Work schedule may require shift work or rotating shifts (evenings, weekends and holiday).
    • This position may be designated as Emergency Essential.
    • Position may be designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
    • Immunization screening may be required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
    • May be required to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association. Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
    • Applicants may need to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.

    Not Applicable


    As a Pharmacist, you will: 

    • Serve as a professional pharmacist in an in-patient or out-patient pharmacies.
    • Compounding of prescriptions of physicians, dentists, and other licensed practitioners.
    • Formulation, preparation, bulk compounding, selection, dispensing and preservation of drugs, medicines, and chemicals.
    • Research and investigation in developing special vehicles or variations of standard formulas to meet the needs of individual patients and in developing original techniques of compounding and making available for use new investigational drugs.
    • Advise on drug therapy and usage; or performing administrative, consultative, or staff advisory work concerning the administration of a pharmacy program for hospital, clinic, or other medical care facility.

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