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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Pharmacist Series, 0660

Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements

Education: Four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Licensure: Except for research positions that do not entail patient care, all applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-7.

Additional Requirements for Grades GS-9 and Above

For GS-9: 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 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-7.

For GS-11: Successful completion of a 6-year course of study leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree; 1 year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-9; or, for research positions, completion of all of the requirements for a master's or equivalent degree in a related scientific field.

For GS-12: One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least GS-11; or, for research positions, completion of all the requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related scientific field.

For GS-13 and above: One year of professional pharmacy experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Medical Requirements

Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors.

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