Federal Agencies in Need of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

There are over 150 vacancies for “Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technicians”.



GS-2 positions applicants:  “high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months of experience.

Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above.”

“…GS-7 level” candidates “must have completed a four-year course in pharmacy and have a Bachelor’s or higher degree from an approved pharmacy school.  Applicants also need to be licensed.”

“…GS-9 level” candidates “must have completed the requirements for the GS-7 level plus have at least one year of post-licensure professional pharmacy experience.”

“…GS-11 level and above” candidates “must meet the requirements for the GS-9 level and have 2 years of graduate study at an approved pharmacy college.”

To Apply

Applicants can “contact VA medical centers in the areas where they wish to work and request information about job openings.  A list of VA medical center locations appears on page 4 of [the Federal Jobs Digest].”

Applicants can “also contact Department of Defense installations in their area to obtain vacancy information.  Addresses and phone numbers for these installations may be found in the local phone directory under “U.S. Government.”  Candidates should scan the Federal Jobs Nationwide section for current vacancies or look on-line at www.jobsfed.com [use PIN # 538795 until 1/26/17 and PWD “Newspaper”].

Candidates may also visit the following:

Dept of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/jobs

Dept of Defense http://www.defense.gov/About-DoD

Dept of Health & Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/about/careers/index.html 


Source: Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Several agencies hiring pharmacists and pharmacy techs. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3, 31.

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Free Career Training @ Southwest TN CC

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Free Quality Training

Applicants can call or email to register. Once registered, applicants will obtain the location to the training.

To register: Call 901-333-4207 or email jivy9@southwest.tn.edu


For more information: 901-333-4207.

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Department of Commerce Job Openings

Nationwide there many job vacancies in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The most frequent job titles that are open are:

  1. “Survey Statistician, GS-1530
  2. Accountant, GS-0510
  3. HR Specialist, GS-0201
  4. IT Specialist, GS-2210
  5. Utility Systems Repr Optr, WG-4742
  6. Program Analyst, GS-0343


How to Apply

Candidates should check the Federal Jobs Nationwide section of [Federal Jobs Digest] starting on page 6.  Candidates can also check on-line at www.jobsfed.com [use PIN # 538795 until 1/26/17 and PWD “Newspaper”] for current openings and apply directly to the Agency or, visit the Department’s website at:  https://www.commerce.gov/page/career-opportunities-and-internships


Source: Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Diverse career opportunities at Dept of Commerce. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3.

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Teen Career Week @ Parkway Village Library-Feb. 6th-9th & 11th


Place: Parkway Village Library

Location: 4655 Knight Arnold, Memphis, TN 38118

Dates: February 6-9th and 11th

Time: Monday-Thursday, 4:00-6:00pm, Saturday, 11-12pm

Special Requirements: Teens ages 16-18, three part sessions: Create resumes, fill out job applications, learn about interviews and more.  Teens must participate in each session.  Seating is limited, must register with the information desk at the Parkway Village Library or call  (901)415-2776.

Deadline February 1, 2017

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Signature HealthCare Job Fair 2-1-17


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TDOT Operations Technicians – Hiring Event 1/24/17


Hiring Event 1/24/17

Apply in person. Receive a job offer that day!

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is hiring motivated individuals to serve as Operations Technicians.
Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and proof of their highest level of education with them to the event. 

Date Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST
Location International Harvester Clubhouse
4523 Canada Road
Lakeland, TN 38002
Position TDOT Operations Technician
Starting Salary $31,000/year
Area of Service Fayette and Shelby Counties

Applicants should apply in person for the desired position. TDOT representatives will be available to review applications/resumes, conduct interviews, and make contingent job offers the same day. Official job offers are contingent on providing proof of education and passing a pre-employment drug screening.

Operations Technicians, or Op Techs, serve as the front line of defense in keeping Tennessee roads safe. Thousands of Tennesseans and visitors count on Op Techs to keep things moving every day. Op Techs have a passion to serve and enjoy taking on challenges in an ever-changing outdoor work environment.


  • high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • valid driver’s license


  • health, dental, and vision insurance
  • retirement options
  • paid sick and annual leave

 Job Overview:

Summary: Under immediate supervision, performs labor and data collection work of average difficulty in the area of highway maintenance, survey, construction, or inspection of a roadway, bridge, or other transportation structures; performs related work as required; responsible for following instructions quickly and accurately.

Distinguishing Features:  This is the entry level class in the Operations Technician sub-series.  An employee in this class performs labor and data collection work in the area of maintenance, inspection, repair, and/or construction.  An employee in this class may also operate roadway maintenance equipment, perform roadway maintenance work, and perform paraprofessional civil engineering assistance work, such as conducting materials or soils tests and performing geometric or algebraic calculations.  This class differs from Operations Technician Senior in that an incumbent of the latter performs technical civil engineering work and supervises inspection and maintenance labor staff and activities.

– See more at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&classSpecID=951732&viewOnly=yes#sthash.qiKdls2B.dpuf

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:

  1. Possess and maintain a Class D driver’s license valid to operate vehicles in the State of Tennessee.
  2. Possess and maintain, or obtain at their own expense and within eleven months of hire or promotion, a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with an N endorsement (a 57 restriction is allowable) that is valid in the State of Tennessee.  Employees will have five months from hire or promotion into title to obtain the applicable permits leading to eligibility for the specific required license.
  3. Employees not meeting the age requirements for the Class A Commercial Driver’s License with an N endorsement must possess and maintain, or obtain at their own expense and within eleven months of hire or promotion into title, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License that is valid in the State of Tennessee.  When the age requirements are met, the employee must, at their own expense and within eleven months, obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with N endorsement (a 57 restriction is allowable) that is valid in the State of Tennessee.

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

– See more at: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/article/tdot-careers-hiring-events#sthash.LvnSODYW.dpuf

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Management & Program Assistants Wanted

The Federal Jobs Digest reports that vacancies exist across the nation for Management and Program Assistants, with some federal agencies having more than one opening.

“Job listings have been posted by the Departments of the Treasury, the Interior and Transportation.

Major Duties

Employees in this series supervise or perform clerical and technical work in support of Management Analysts and Program Analysts.  Their goal is to evaluate and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of organizations and programs.

A general description of the occupational duties is as follows:  “Coordinates and administers the Food Service Program for the unit, ensuring maximum accountability and appropriate use of food service resources, in part by adopting the role of Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE).  Manages the surveillance of the food contractor’s quality program.  Reviews and implements pertinent regulations and directives.  Exercises sound judgment and innovative approaches to creative problem solving in the absence of specific guidance or related directives where necessary.  Analyzes higher headquarters requirements and command needs.  Initiates and recommends action for implementing programs designed to provide optimum food service support.  Provides authoritative technical advice and supervision to subordinate personnel pertaining to food service matters.  Conducts inspections, to ensure compliance with governing policies and regulations.  Performs general administrative tasks such as record keeping, requisitioning, contracting for sanitation, food preparation, etc.  Functions as the program coordinator for food service.  Serves as the focal point for quality assurance on food service operations.  Resolves discrepancies with contract vendors and the base contracting office”

“Qualifications Required

At the GS-5 level, applicants must have experience, education or training involving administrative or clerical experience (i.e., applying guidelines, rules and regulations to assignments, composing correspondence, researching and compiling information and data, records administration), and using computer and automation systems.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should check the job listings for “Management Assistant” on page 6 of [Federal Jobs Digest] or check the website at www.federaljobsdigest.com [and enter PIN # 538795 until 1/26/2017 and password “Newspaper”].  Candidates should also check listings in their local phone directories under “U.S. Government” to learn which Agencies are located in any given area.  A phone call to the personnel office can help applicants learn about the Agency’s hiring plans.  Callers should ask to speak to the personnel specialist who handles clerical positions.  If a candidate is found to be qualified by an Agency he or she may often be hired on the spot. (emphasis added)

Candidates may also wish to visit the Agencies website:

  1. Dept of the Treasury:  https://www.treasury.gov/careers/Pages/default.aspx
  2. Dept of the Interior:  https://www.doi.gov/careers
  3. Dept of Transportation:  https://www.transportation.gov/careers


Source:  Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Management and Program Assistants wanted. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3, 31.

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Central Defense Services Hiring for Immediate Opening of Full-Time Administrative Clerk

Central Defense Services is seeking a FT Administrative Clerk that is bi-lingual to work in busy front office.  Hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Responsibilities include greeting potential applicants, assisting with paperwork and files to ensure compliance, answering phones, copying paperwork for new hires, drug screens and uniform assignments.

Applicant must be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and have computer skills.

Hourly pay, plus medical and vacation benefits.

If interested, please apply for this immediate opening. Any interested applicants can please forward resume to rsutherland@centdef.com.

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Community Job Listings & Training

Forklift/Inventory, Sedona Group (Call 367-9662)

Forklift/Material Handler, DHL, 5155 Lamar Ave. (Apply in person)

Warehouse, SMX (Call 1- 855-SMJOBS1)

FedEx (Apply online at www.fedexhandlerjobs.com)

All Positions, FedEx Ground, 8505 Nail Rd., Olive Branch, MS (Visit website to apply online at www.watchasort.com)

Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay, Memphis (Open Mon. –Fri. 8 am to 4:30 pm for help with resumes, jobs, computer classes, HS Diploma, etc.)

Jobs/Education/Training/Grants, Tennessee Career Center, 480 Beale Street, Memphis, TN, 38103 (Apply in person or call 636-7971)


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Lenny’s Subs Hiring Event Thursday, January 19


When:    January 19, 2017, 10am-1pm

Where:   Walnut Grove Career Center at 3040 Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38111

Lenny’s has immediate openings for the following positions:

  • Cashiers
  • Cooks
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Shift Leaders

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Shelby County Government Jobs


Apply online by going to https://jobs.shelbycountytn.gov

An online application must be submitted for all job openings
in order to be considered for a position.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources Employment (901) 222-2327.

Job Title: Administrative Technician  
Job #: 17- 15498
Department: Assessor’s Office
Job Status: Open
Open Until: 01/24/17

Job Title: Custodial Worker
Job #: 17-15487
Department: Support Services
Job Status: Open
Open Until: 01/24/17

Job Title: Customer Service Representative II  
Job #: 17-15495
Department: County Clerk
Job Status: Open
Open Until: 01/24/17

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Fixing the Mismatch Between Jobs and Education

In today’s Memphis Business Journal, Ken Cook wrote an article on how to bridge the gap between jobs and education.

Mr. Cook surveyed business leaders in the manufacturing industry to get a sense of current job openings for which employers cannot find skilled laborers.  The job titles and salaries were as follows (note that these job titles and figures may be different in the Memphis metropolitan area):

  • “Electronic assembly technician — $28 an hour
  • Mechanical assembly technician — $28 an hour
  • Mechanical inspector — $24 an hour
  • Lab technician — $15 an hour
  • Field service engineer — $60k to $80k a year
  • E1 or E2 licensed electrician – $50k to $70k a year
  • Control systems engineer — $90k a year”

Employers state that while they get a lot of applications for these jobs, the applications they receive do not have the proper “skill and experience … to do the jobs.”

“I then saw a video by Kevin Fleming and Brian Y. Marsh titled Success in the New Economy …. In a little more than 10 minutes, this video clearly demonstrates the underpinnings of the problem the manufacturers are having finding qualified people. There is a distinct mis-alignment between education and the workforce requirements in demand today.”

Mr. Cook states the traditional statement of wanting more money requires a higher-level degree is not supported by “the current economic workforce requirements”.  He says, “The education for all philosophy is underlying the misalignment between job requirements and workforce capabilities.”


“In the Fleming and Marsh video, they illustrate the difference with the ratio 1:2:7. For every one job requiring a masters degree, there are two jobs requiring four-year degrees. Most significant, there are seven jobs requiring a one-year certificate or two-year associate degree.

The mis-alignment is clear. If 64 percent of high school grads go on to four-year degree programs, yet seven of 10 jobs require more focused training, you can see why so many employers have openings going unfilled.”


There is a shift among “many state economic development agencies” to “increased emphasis on community colleges and the certificate and degree programs they offer.  These programs are more focused in their curriculum, aligning the education with the economic need. That’s a great step in the right direction.”

Also helpful to people looking for work is for people who will soon graduate from high school to think about how their interests match career pathways.  Going through a “self-exploration process” that uncovers what a person likes and where his or her passions lie can help a person find a career that matches those qualities.

“Success in today’s economy screams for alignment between education and economic need. When the workforce becomes more aligned with the job requirements, employees are able to pursue their passions and employers find the skilled talent they need.”

To read the full article and see the video by Fleming and Marsh, click here


Source: Cook, K. (2017 January 17). How to fix the mismatch between jobs and education. The Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from: http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/how-to/growth-strategies/2017/01/how-to-fix-the-mismatch-between-jobs-and.html


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Hiring Event @ Urban League 1/20/17

Memphis Urban League

The Memphis Urban League will host a Hiring Event at 413 N. Cleveland Street for Walmart Neighborhood Markets. The Hiring Event will be held Friday, January 20, 2017, for Hourly Supervisors, Assistant Managers and other Management career opportunities.

**Please contact the Memphis Urban League immediately to schedule an appointment.

For more information please call 901-272-2491.

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Family Safety Center Looking for Director of Program Operations


The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Memphis, TN, whose purpose is to effectively combine civil, criminal, health and social services in order to help victims of family violence.  We are seeking a Director of  Program Operations who is highly motivated and organized to build and manage our client services programs.  This position will report to the Executive Director and will be an integral part of the growth of the organization.

Job Title: Director of Program Operations
Reports To: Executive Director
Positions Supervised: Client Services Manager, Emergency Housing Manager, Care               Coordinators, Intake Coordinator, Receptionist
Status: Permanent Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday, other as required

Job Summary:  Responsible for the organization’s operational success, ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation.  Responsible for the planning, design, development, management, and monitoring of program operations.   Duties include managing daily operations, supervising staff and volunteers, overseeing implementation of client programs, and ensuring goals, objectives and outcomes are met.


Client Services

  • Develop, design, implement, manage and oversee comprehensive client programs.
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations.
  • Establish standards, methods, and procedures for service delivery and ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and oversee weekly case staffing with CREA staff.
  • Ensure the accuracy and legality of case records.

Staff Management

  • Implement and oversee staff development and training related to client services and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Implement and monitor compliance with staff and program policies, procedures and practices of the organization.


  • Provide persuasive presentations as part of community education and speaking.
  • Act as a liaison with community partners to ensure partner involvement and commitment to the organization and to client services.
  • Act as liaison for victim complaints regarding FSC and partner services.
  • Act as liaison with partner agencies to address victim complaints and service delivery efficiencies.

Program Management and Development

  • Identify program goals, objectives and outcomes and ensure that they are met.
  • Assist in achieving the overall goals and objectives for the organization.
  • Develop and implement processes for evaluating and measuring program outcomes, impact and efficacy.
  • Develop annual organizational program budgets as well as budgets for funders. Monitor and ensure that programs operate within approved budgets.
  • Prepare periodic program reports as needed or required.
  • Assist Executive Director with grant writing and reporting as needed.
  • Staff the Board of Directors Operations Committee.

Perform Other Duties as Assigned

Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in developing and implementing quality programs in a nonprofit setting.
  • Strong administrative, supervisory and organizational skills, demonstrating people management and cross-functional team management.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with being an effective communicator.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, maintaining positive relationships with both internal and external contacts.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, social work, counseling, psychology or related field and a Master’s in public health or administration or MBA required.
  • Minimum of five years experience working in a nonprofit environment.
  • Minimum of five years experience supervising staff, managing programs, operations and administration.

Family Safety Center Mission

Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision

Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values
Honesty, Openness, and Accountability
Collaborative, Inclusive Teamwork
Dignity, Respect, Trust and Fairness
Persistence, Resilience and Dedication
Diversity and Equality
Hope, Healing, Safety and Justice

Interested applicants:  Send cover letter and resume with salary history to:  hr@familysafetycenter.org                 

Application deadline:  February 8, 2017

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A & H Glass Immediately Hiring for Full-Time Positions

A& H Glass is looking for 4-6 Permanent Full Time Employees (NOW)

Will train for Glazier Position (Glass & Aluminum Frame Installers)

Must Speak English for Training Purposes

2-Weeks Paid Vacation

7-Paid Holidays

100% Paid Employee Health Insurance

Email: accounting@ahglass.com or call 901-382-6133 for application

A & H Glass, Inc., 2005 Thomas Rd Memphis, TN 38134

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