0933 Behavioral Health Services Pharmacy Director

Manager V

Recruitment #PBT-0933-097140

Introduction

0933 Behavioral Health Services Pharmacy Director 

This is a Position-Based Test (PBT) conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111.A.

This recruitment may close at any time, but no sooner than September 6th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

General Job Description:
San Francisco Behavioral Health Services has been committed to providing health care to the City’s multiethnic residents and visitors since 1854.  We have since grown to become a major university-affiliated teaching institution and a key part of the public health care delivery system of San Francisco.

Under general administrative direction of the Chief Pharmacy Officer, the 0933 Manager V – Director of Pharmacy provides the necessary vision and leadership to effectively motivate and direct the Pharmacy Department in developing and achieving goals and objectives that are congruous with the mission, vision and strategic plan of the Department of Public Health’s Behavioral Health Services.

Essential Duties:
The BHS Pharmacy Director performs the following essential job functions:
  • Directs, manages, and coordinates the total operation of the Pharmacy Department for Behavioral Health Services;
  • Directs all pharmaceutical services personnel, purchasing, organization, and administrative operations;
  • Directs the work of the department's employees; develops and enforces personnel policies and procedures in accordance with departmental guidelines and Civil Service requirements;
  • Prepares the annual budget estimates; reviews financial reports; investigates revenue and expense variances; participates in the analysis of purchasing contracts for award and makes recommendations for the approval of the same;
  • Administers, formulates, and revises departmental policies and procedures concerning pharmaceutical services;
  • Ensures compliance with applicable external agency regulations, such as the California Department of Public Health, California State Board of Pharmacy, and pertinent collective bargaining units;
  • Develops, implements and evaluates programs, policies and procedures for pharmaceutical services in compliance with DPH goals and resources, federal and state legislation and standards established by regulatory bodies as appropriate;
  • Initiates and administers the planning and integration of medication related services; represents the Department of Pharmaceutical Services before various committees, groups and agencies involved with medication related issues

The 0933 BHS Pharmacy Director also performs other related duties as required.

Compensation and Benefits:  
The normal annual salary range is $127,530 - $162,760.  Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills.  A special approval process is necessary for appointment above the normal salary range.  

In addition to a competitive salary, the City and County of San Francisco offers flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections which include:  medical and dental insurance; retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; Social Security; long-term disability plan; life insurance; management training program; eleven (11) paid holidays annually; five (5) floating holidays; depending on years of service, ten (10), fifteen (15), or twenty (20) vacation days annually; and may earn up to 100 hours paid administrative leave annually.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a valid license as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy (see Conditions of Employment below); AND

2. Five (5) years of professional experience as a Pharmacist, which must include three (3) years of experience supervising Pharmacists.

Condition of Employment: Applicants possessing a valid license as a Registered Pharmacist from another state within the United States of America may participate in the examination process and if successful, be placed on the resulting eligible list, but will not be appointed/hired until they obtain a valid Registered Pharmacist license issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

- Pharm.D Degree
- Working knowledge and application of LEAN principles
- Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of California Pharmacy law, California Department of Public Health Services Title 22, Health Care Financing Administration (H.C.F.A) and Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) regulations, and Joint Commission Standards.
- Ability to utilize relevant computer programs and familiarity with pharmacy automation and technology
- Active in professional associations and/or community service activities
- Experience or affiliation with a teaching institution
- Strong customer service orientation

Verification of Experience:
http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at
http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note:
Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Patrick Cheng, by telephone at 415-554-2919, or by email at patrick.cheng@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position.

Management Test Battery: (Weight: 40%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication; Conflict Management and Process Improvement. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=343. Please note: this examination is only held in San Francisco. A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery to continue in the selection process.

A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Management Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight: 60%): 
Candidates who pass the Management Test Battery will be sent a second Supplemental Questionnaire that must be completed by the set date. Candidates will be evaluated on their relative knowledge, skill and ability levels in job-related areas.

A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List.

All relevant experience, education and/or training must be included in the application to be reviewed during the scoring process. Candidate responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Note on ICARE: Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at
www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: August 23, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-0933-097140
DPH/PC/415-554-2919

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here. 



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