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Grade: 05
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.

* 1.You must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-4 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must provide transcripts to receive consideration. Transcripts MUST be received in the announcing office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

2.Pharmacy Technicians must be able to clearly and effectively express and convey information to people of diverse backgrounds, races, sexes, ages, cultures, and behavioral patterns. They must interact with management and line staff and inmates to provide pharmacy services to the institution inmate population. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have made inquiries with pharmaceutical companies regarding status of orders; and/or I have reported status of medication orders at a staff meeting; and/or I have worked in a retail pharmacy; and/or I have explained any concerns fully to supervisor/pharmacist.
  2. I have administered medications and reviewed oral instructions for medication with each patient (inmate) in medication line; and/or I have remained calm when dealing with loud or disruptive customers/patients/ inmates; and/or I have answered all inquiries regarding medications.
  3. I have responded to inquires on general issues related to the pharmacy office; and/or I have ordered supplies for the office via telephone; and/or I have coordinated the preemployment process for pharmacy contractors entering the institution; and/or I have arranged appointments for the Health Services Administrator, Pharmacist or other staff.
  4. None of the above.


3.Pharmacy Technicians should have a general knowledge of medication and be familiar with pharmacy operating procedures. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have assisted a Pharmacist in compiling lists of medications for ordering; and/or I have placed written and/or verbal medication orders, after the Pharmacist reviewed and approved; and/or I have maintained drug inventories.
  2. I have observed and assisted with filling prescription medications; and/or I have packaged medications for shipment; and/or I have worked as a cashier in a pharmacy and learned overall general operations of the pharmacy.
  3. I have independently filled prescriptions with a pharmacist checking completed work; and/or I have worked in a hospital filling floor orders for prescriptions; and/or I have prepared and maintained medication carts; and/or I have delivered medications to proper locations.
  4. None of the above.


4.Pharmacy Technicians process a variety of requisitions from the clinic. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have counted medications; and/or I have filled prescriptions, with supervision; and/or I have used systems of weights and measures appropriately; and/or I have checked accuracy of physician's orders.
  2. I have computed amounts and dosage of medications while filling prescriptions; and/or I have repackaged medications into smaller units using a variety of bulk items; and/or I have prepared compounds in bottles using sterile solutions for irrigation or dressing orders.
  3. I have observed others filling prescriptions; and/or I have counted medications under direct supervision; and/or I have assisted customers/ patients with over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
  4. None of the above.


5.Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for preparing and labeling IV preparations and medications while practicing aseptic techniques. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have checked refrigerator temperature; and/or I have documented refrigerated temperatures; and/or I have delivered interim doses to hospital floor; and/or I have cleaned IV hoods.
  2. I have prepared parenteral medications using aseptic techniques in the laminar flow hood; and/or I have participated and maintained quality assurance functions according to pharmacy policy and procedures; and/or I have prepared extemporaneous parenterals; and/or I have performed all sterile solution operations in the pharmacy.
  3. I have, with specific instructions and direct guidance, prepared extemporaneous parenterals; and/or I have assisted in taking temperatures and logging results; and/or I have helped deliver interim doses to the floor.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
1.How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. Television
  6. Poster/Flyer
  7. Private employment office
  8. State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  9. State or local Job Information Center
  10. BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  11. School or college counselor or other official
  12. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  13. Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  14. Friend or relative working for the BOP
  15. Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  16. Religious organization
  17. USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  18. BOP Website
  19. Internet job site
  20. Contacted the BOP on my own
  21. Military publication
  22. Military Separation Center
  23. Professional Organization
  24. Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  25. Discover Corrections
  26. Washington DC Diversity
  27. Other


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