Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Pharmacy Inspector(Pharmacist) (Part-time)

Rapid City, SD

Job ID: 17002 Agency: Department of Health - Board of Pharmacy Location: Rapid City Salary: $27,091.75 to $32,640.66 depending on experience for 10 hours per week Pay Grade: DJ Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.

The Pharmacy Inspector who works for the South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy is responsible for overseeing and conducting inspections at pharmacies and wholesalers located in South Dakota for the purpose of ensuring that licensees are protecting the health of South Dakota patients and residents. The inspector will report to the Board of Pharmacy Executive Director and work closely with inspector team.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with Board Staff to schedule and conduct inspections, maintain records of inspections and monitor compliance with recommendations and action plans.
  • Uses management and leadership skills to ensure efficient, effective and responsible practices while using Board resources to schedule and conduct meaningful inspections.
  • Conduct investigations of complaints received by the Board.
  • Asssist the Executive Director in responding to questions from licensees, recommending updates to Administrative Rules and Inspection Documents, and preparing reports of activities.
  • Provides presentations to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on pharmacy regulations.
  • Assist the PDMP staff in educating pharmacists and prescribers on proper use of program data to improve patient care.

  • This position is a 0.25 FTE located in the Rapid City geographical area, conducting inspections in the city and surrounding communities. The work schedule will require mostly local travel. Occasional overnight travel required for Board Meetings, presentations, and inspector training.

    This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

    Licenses and Certifications:
    The successful applicant must be licensed as a pharmacist in good standing by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.

    The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
    The ideal candidate will have adaptability, initiative, professionalism, excellent communication, problem solving and customer service skills.

    Knowledge of:
    • complex federal and state pharmacy laws, rules and regulations in order to monitor for compliance and to assist licensees in their efforts toward compliance;
    • general knowledge of pharmacy dispensing software systems.

    Skill to:
    • computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point);
    • excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Ability to:
    • manage time and resources;
    • plan, organize, schedule, and coordinate with Board Staff;
    • work independently and/or as part of a team to fulfill the responsibilities of the Board; handle protected health information with tact and discretion.

    Additional Requirements: Please attach a Resume including education and experience


    The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

    The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

    Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=F5R
    You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

    South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
    Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
    "An Equal Opportunity Employer"

    Pharmacy Inspector(Pharmacist) (Part-time)