Salary Group B29

Class No. 4493



Performs advanced (senior-level) pharmaceutical work.  Work involves planning and coordinating pharmaceutical programs, activities, and operations.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Oversees the dispensation of drugs, the preparation of special compounds and approved prescriptions, and the surveying of pharmaceutical services for compliance with laws and regulations.

Plans, coordinates, and executes pharmaceutical programs, activities, and operations.

Plans, develops, monitors, and implements policies and procedures for pharmacy operations and programs.

Plans and oversees investigative and inspection programs.

Researches and evaluates the clinical efficacy and safety of drug products.

Develops formulary policies and procedures.

Reviews reports of drug control violations and recommends legal action as appropriate.

Submits requisitions for pharmaceuticals.

Conducts research and analyses of pharmaceutical policy issues and problems and the economic effect of drug utilization.

Conducts pharmaceutical surveys, inspections, and investigations.

Interprets federal and state licensing regulations.

Provides pharmaceutical consultative services and participates in the training of pharmacy staff.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in pharmaceutical work.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in pharmacy. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of pharmacology principles and procedures and of the laws and regulations pertaining to the receipt, storage, and dispensation of drugs.

Skill in the operation of pharmaceutical equipment and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software.

Ability to prepare and dispense pharmaceuticals; to evaluate drug therapies; to interpret and apply policies, laws, and rules; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as a pharmacist by the State of Texas.

State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17