Intern Pharmacist

State of California

Job Description and Duties

An Intern Pharmacist may perform all functions of a Pharmacist at the discretion of and under the direct supervision and control of a Pharmacist whose license is in good standing with the State Board of Pharmacy.

Under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, the Intern Pharmacist prepares and dispenses drugs and pharmaceutical preparations; fills prescriptions; reviews patients’ charts and medication regimens; participates in treatment team meetings; provides ongoing consultation to the treatment teams and the Medical Review Committee; maintains unit dose system; keeps records of drugs, poisons, and narcotics as required by Federal and State laws; properly handles investigational drugs; assists in the preparation of estimates and requisitions for the drugs, sundries and chemicals required, and keeps records of those received, on hand and dispensed.

This position is not eligible for telework, this position is in person only.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility, endurance, and sensory ability to perform the duties contained within the Duty Statement.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Ongoing interaction with Pharmacy Staff, Providers, Health Services Specialists, Registered Nurses, Vendors, Program and Unit Staff. Maintain drug supply, inventory, stocking, picking unit doses, packaging, pickup and delivery of drugs, and computer data entry. The competency will be assessed continuously.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Intern Pharmacist



$5,986.00 – $7,139.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Tulare County


In Office

Job Type:

9 Month Limited Term – Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Contact Information for Porterville Developmental Center is:

Porterville Developmental Center

HR/Recruitment and Exams

P.O. Box 2000

Porterville, CA 93258

(559) 782-2087 or (559) 782-2322

Contact Amanda Avila or Leigh Milan for questions specific to the essential functions of the position only.

Special Requirements

Electronic application submission is highly encouraged.

Submit a completed standard state application (STD. 678), a copy of degree/transcripts, Intern Pharmacist license, and proof of application as a candidate with the California State Board of Pharmacy to take the Pharmacist licensure examination by the final filing date. Applications submitted for vacancies must include the Position Title and Position Number in the Job Title Section and MUST be signed and dated. Applicants should indicate on their application, in the job title section, the type of eligibility they currently possess and which qualifies them to apply at this time. In the “Employment History” section of the application you must list your current employment history by providing the To and From dates with the month, day and year, the hours per week that you worked, which should be a whole number and not a range and the Total Worked (years/months). You must complete the Duties Performed section on the application. Applications with “see resume” are not acceptable. Applications received without all of this information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents will not be considered in the selection process. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter. Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Personnel Office at the Porterville Developmental Center or completed and downloaded from the website indicated below. NOTE: All appointments are subject to State Restriction of Appointment (SROA), Departmental Restriction of Appointment (DROA), and Re-employment List procedures, pre-employment physical and fingerprint clearances. Further Information on the definition of the above may be found on the California State Department of Human Resources website at

If you are basing your eligibility on educational requirements, you MUST provide a legible copy of your degree or transcripts as proof of meeting the education requirement as listed in the Classification Specification (please see the Class Specification located under “Minimum Requirements” on the left-hand side of this job posting). An official transcript may be required prior to appointment. Please redact birthdate and social security number from degree/transcripts. Note: All foreign transcripts MUST be accompanied by a third party academic credential evaluation.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Developmental Services – Porterville Developmental Center

Attn: HR/Recruitment and Examinations

P.O. Box 2000

Porterville, CA93258

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Developmental Services – Porterville Developmental Center

HR/Recruitment and Examinations

Porterville Developmental Center

26501 Ave 140

Porterville, CA93257

Administration Building, Room 64 (non-operational on weekends and holidays)

08:00 AM – 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Other – Proof of registration as an Intern with the California State Board of Pharmacy
  • Other – Proof of application as a candidate with the California State Board of Pharmacy to take the Pharmacist licensure examination. 

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


As a state employee working for the Department of Developmental Services, you and your family will have access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance benefits in addition to retirement benefits.

Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. For more information, please visit the links below:

California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary

CalPERS Health Benefit Summary 2023

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:

Leigh Milan

(559) 782-2322

[email protected]

Hiring Unit Contact:

Amanda Avila

(559) 782-2087

[email protected]

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:

Charlenna “Dee” Haworth

(559) 782-2289

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Confidential Information

Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts.

Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate may be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the California Department of Human Resources.

Cutoff Dates

Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis until the positions are filled. Cutoff dates will be quarterly with the first cutoff date being 04/10/2023 (then 07/10/23, 10/10/23, 01/10/24), and applications may be processed as conditions warrant to meet hiring needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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