• Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 21, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health
  • Salary: $153,921.84 - $196,493.52 Annually USD

Job Description


Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice


Open Competitive Job Opportunity


Applicants who do not possess a California State Pharmacist License at the time of filing may compete in this examination, however, the names of such candidates will be withheld from certification for employment until the required license is presented.

At the time of appointment, successful candidates must have a license to practice as a Pharmacist issued by the California Board of Pharmacy.

COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE: All Department of Health Services workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $6.5 billion. DHS leads the county's effort to provide health services to the resident of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

Supervises professional and support pharmacy personnel in the provision of pharmacy services in a hospital, clinic, or other health care setting, and may perform direct pharmacy services.
Essential Job Functions
Provides first line administrative and technical supervision to professional and support pharmacy personnel in the provision of pharmacy services which includes ordering, compounding, dispensing, manufacturing, packaging, storing, distribution and control of drugs and other pharmaceutical products.

Supervises staff in the provision of expert information and consultation on drugs and drug usage in a dispensing, clinical or manufacturing setting.

Evaluates the work of professional and technical staff and takes corrective action when necessary.

Establishes, maintains, revises and implements unit pharmacy procedures, work standards, and quality control measures within the general framework of pharmacy and hospital procedures.

Manages pharmacy information systems focused on medication safety and inventory control.

Participates in planning and implementing information systems for recording and maintaining data on drug usage, including costs.

Designs and maintains internal controls on the receipt, storage, dispensing, and disposition of narcotics and other controlled or restricted drugs and enforces appropriate security measures.

Interviews and selects or recommends the selection of professional and other pharmacy personnel.

Orients and trains new employees.

Schedules and assigns staff to provide pharmacy services on one or more shifts and adjusts assignments in accordance to workload.

Coordinates the work of pharmacy staff with the work of medical, nursing and other patient care staff.
Minimum Requirements
One year of experience as a Registered Pharmacist.

*A current license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation may be required when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:
*All required licenses and certifications must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted.

Desirable Qualifications:
Master's or Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from an accredited university.
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Eligibility Information:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

Available Shift:
Any shift

Application and Filing Information:

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT BE sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must e-mail the required documents to the Exam Analyst, Hilary Hocking at within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title in your email.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add and to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 914-7111

California Relay Services Phone:

Department Contact:
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
(213) 288-7000
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map