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Grade: 11
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.

Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 4-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.


  2. AND

  3. Candidates must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit college transcipts and pharmacy license documentation for verification.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and licensure requirement, applicants must have one year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-9, 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


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.

3.Pharmacist must have the ability to provide advice and instructional information to patients, medical staff and other institution personnel in pharmaceutical matters as well as security and other areas. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have provided updates regarding pharmacy information during a departmental meeting; and/or I have assisted senior staff during formal meetings and discussions; and/or I have counseled patients and/or I have conveyed technical information to others.
  2. I have presented complex and/or technical information to external personnel which resulted in case resolution; and/or I have participated on agency advisory panel; and/or I have served as a union or management representative on work-related issues; and/or I have lectured to other professionals and community groups; and/or I have taught a course or presented technical information to an audience.
  3. I have informed supervisor on an unusual issue and provided alternatives for resolution; and/or I have briefed probation officers on inmate case information; and/or I have solicited information from outside sources or agencies for case resolution; and/or I have coordinated efforts with other internal departments to resolve complaints or issues encountered.
  4. None of the above.


4.Pharmacists must have the ability to properly select, mix and dispense a variety of therapeutic agents. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have developed special formulas, extemporaneous compounding and special preparations; and/or I have served as authoritative consultant and advisor on known potential affects of new and/or investigational drugs; and/or I have provided expert information in side-affects of any prescription or non-prescription medication; and/or I have formulated approved pharmacy medication list.
  2. I have with guidance, prepared more complex agents for dispensing; and/or I have researched to determine side affects of specific medications; and/or I have checked and reported all medication variances.
  3. I have mixed and dispensed routine prescriptions; and/or I have followed pre-approved office drug lists; and/or I am familiar with affects of drugs on the approved office drug list.
  4. None of the above.


5.Pharmacists must have knowledge of the procedures, duties and responsibilities involved in managing a full service pharmacy program in an outpatient clinic setting. Pharmacists must be knowledgeable of a wide variety of pharmaceuticals. Tasks require knowledge of proper record-keeping, maintaining adequate inventories, estimating budget requirements and maintaining security of controlled pharmaceutical items. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have estimated and submitted budgets; and/or I have been responsible for ordering, storing and dispensing medications; and/or I have served in an advisory capacity on matters related to pharmacy operations; and/or I have maintained strict daily inventory of all controlled substances; and/or I have performed monthly narcotic audits; and/or I have maintained strict compliance with the American Correctional Association and other accrediting agencies.
  2. I have worked as a pharmacist under supervision; and/or I have served as a pharmacy technician; and/or I have performed specific audits at the discretion of pharmaceutical committee and/or Chief Pharmacist.
  3. I have worked as staff pharmacist in-charge or acted as the Chief Pharmacist; and/or I have worked as a team member in a large professional pharmacy environment; and/or I have worked as a pharmacist in a retail privately owned pharmacy or pharmacy store franchise.
  4. None of the above.


6.On occasion, Pharmacists as well as all employees working in a correctional environment, must react to crisis situations. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have assisted in providing emergency medical attention to an inmate who had been injured; and/or I have maintained security of the pharmacy area during an emergency situation; and/or I have followed established guidelines during a fire drill; and/or I have assisted in restraining an inmate who was having a medical emergency.
  2. I have effectively calmed a volatile inmate; and/or during an institution altercation or disturbance, I have filled emergency prescriptions due to a life-threatening situation; and/or during an incident in the medical area, I have served in supervisory capacity and directed pharmacy staff and other medical staff on specific procedures to be taken; and/or I have participated in an escape hunt to capture escapees.
  3. I have notified the supervisor/correctional services supervisor after detaining an inmate found picking a lock; and/or I have sounded the alarm and taken corrective action to contain a small fire; and/or I have intervened to prevent a fight between inmates; and/or I have assisted in coordinating efforts to move a critically injured inmate from housing unit to an ambulance.
  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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