Examination Open to The Public


Examination Number and Title
Job Rate
20-799 Pharmacist


*(Effective 4/1/07)


Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $1,302 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $651 annual Mid-Hudson adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: On or before the date of filing your application, you must have a license and current registration to practice pharmacy in New York State. If you are appointed and lose your license or current registration, action will be taken to remove you from the position.

NOTES: New York State residence is not required.

THE POSITIONS: These positions are located in facilities operated by the Office of Mental Health, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Departments of Correctional Services and Health, and the State University of New York at Albany.

DUTIES: As a Pharmacist, you would be responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care, including the review, dispensing, and monitoring of inpatient and outpatient medications. You would also be responsible for preparing IV admixtures, providing drug information, conducting patient and family medication counseling sessions, supervising pharmacy aides, and participating in pharmacy and facility wide performance improvement activities.

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: If you meet the "Minimum Qualifications," your training and experience will be evaluated against the general background of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you give complete and accurate information on your application. Please include information about your pharmaceutical experience and information on all education, including a copy of your current registration and documentation of continuing education units. C.E.U. descriptions must include the course title, date completed, provider, and point value. Pharmacy graduate course descriptions must include the name of the college or university, date completed, and credit value. Vagueness and omissions will not be interpreted in your favor. Your name will be placed on an eligible list for each facility or agency to which you apply.

HOW TO APPLY: Use FORM OC-APP, APPLICATION FOR NYS EXAMINATIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Forms are available (by mail or in person) at these offices of the New York State Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith Office Building, Albany, NY, 12239; the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY, 10027; and the Edward A. Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street, Room 625, Buffalo, NY, 14202; or by e‑mailing us at State employees may obtain examination applications at their agency or facility personnel or business office.

Where To Apply: If you wish to be employed in one of the facilities in the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the State University of New York, the Department of Correctional Services, or the Office of Mental Health, you should submit your application directly to their main personnel offices in Albany. If you wish to be employed in one of the facilities of the Department of Health or the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, you should send your application directly to that facility. Do not send applications to the Department of Civil Service.

State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, the New York State agencies listed below will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. In general, all applications received up to six weeks before a scheduled test date will be processed for that test date. Applications received afterward will be retained for the next scheduled rating. For information about this examination write or call either the New York State agencies on the attached listing or the New York State Department of Civil Service, S-1, Alfred E. Smith Office Building, Albany, NY 12239; (518) 457-6216.


NEW YORK STATE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN TESTING: In addition, it is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to enjoy equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their applications. Further information is available from the Special Arrangements Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-2487 [press 2, then press 2] in the Albany area, toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2], or via TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) at (518) 457-8480.

NEW YORK STATE RESIDENCE IS NOT REQUIRED FOR MOST POSITIONS: However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

FINGERPRINTS AND FEES: Fingerprinting is sometimes required at the time of appointment. If so, you may be required to pay the processing fee.

CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT/ELIGIBLE LISTS: Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.




NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
Bureau of Human Resources Management
1450 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-3526
(518) 485-1728

State University of New York at Albany
Human Resources Administration UAB 300
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

NYS Department of Correctional Services
1220 Washington Avenue
State Office Building Campus
Building #2
Albany, NY 12226-2050
(518) 457-8132

Adirondack Correctional Facility
Box 110
Raybrook, NY 12977-0110
(518) 891-1343

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507‑2499
(914) 241-3100

Elmira Correctional Facility
Box 500
Elmira, NY 14902‑0500
(607) 734-3901

Oneida Correctional Facility
6100 School Road
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 339-6880

Albion Correctional Facility
3595 State School Road
Albion, NY 14411
(585) 589-5511

Cape Vincent Correctional Facility
Box 599
Cape Vincent, NY 13618
(315) 654-4100

Fishkill Correctional Facility
Box 307
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 831-4800

Riverview Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 158
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-8400

Altona Correctional Facility
555 Devil's Den Road
Altona, NY 12910
(518) 236-7841

Cayuga Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1150
Moravia, NY 13118
(315) 497-1110

Gowanda Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 350, South Road
Gowanda, NY 14070-0350
(716) 532-0177

Sing Sing Correctional Facility
354 Hunter Street
Ossining, NY 10562‑5442
(914) 941-0108

Arthur Kill Correctional Facility
2911 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY 10309-1197
(585) 356-7333

Clinton Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2000
Dannemora, NY 12929
(518) 492-2511

Gouverneur Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 370
Gouverneur, NY 13642-0370
(315) 287-7351

Ulster Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 800
Napanoch, NY 12458
(845) 647-1670

Attica Correctional Facility
Box 149
Attica, NY 14011-0149
(585) 591-2000

Collins Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 490
Collins, NY 14034‑0490
(716) 532-4588

Great Meadow Correctional Facility
Box 51
Comstock, NY 12821
(518) 639-5516

Washington Correctional Facility
Box 180
Comstock, NY 12821‑0180
(518) 639-4486

Auburn Correctional Facility
135 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-8401

Coxsackie Correctional Facility
Box 200
West Coxsackie, NY 12051‑0200
(518) 731-2781

Green Haven Correctional Facility
Route 216
Stormville, NY 12582
(845) 221-2711

Watertown Correctional Facility
23147 Swan Road
Watertown, NY 13601‑9340
(315) 782-7490

Bare Hill Correctional Facility
Box #20
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 483-8411

Downstate Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 445
Fishkill, NY 12524‑0445
(845) 831-6600

Mohawk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 8450
6100 School Road
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 339-5232

Wende Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1187
Alden, NY 14004‑1187
(716) 937-4000

Bayview Correctional Facility
550 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011‑2878
(212) 255-7590





New York State Veterans Home at Oxford
4211 State Highway 220
Oxford, NY 13830-4305
(607) 843-3121
Attention: Human Resources Department


New York State Office of Mental Health
Central List Unit
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
(518) 402-4058

Greater Binghamton Health Center
425 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 724‑1391

Elmira Psychiatric Center
100 Washington Street
Elmira, NY 14901-2898
(607) 737‑4711

Mid‑Hudson Psychiatric Center
Box 158, Route 17M
New Hampton, NY 10958
(845) 374‑3171

Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center
Convent Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 359‑7400

Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center
1000 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 239-3600

Hudson River Psychiatric Center
10 Ross Circle
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452‑8000

Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
1400 Noyes at York
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 738-3800

Rockland Psychiatric Center
Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 359‑1000

Bronx Psychiatric Center
1500 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 931‑0600

Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 426-3600

NYS Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
(212) 543-5000

Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center
197 Half Hollow Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
(631) 673‑7700

Buffalo Psychiatric Center
400 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 885‑2261

Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
681 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 221‑7700

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717-1087
(631) 761-3500

St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
One Chimney Point Drive
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 541‑2001

Capital District Psychiatric Center
75 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 447-9611

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
600 East 125th Street
Wards Island, NY 10035
(646) 672‑6999

Queens Children's Psychiatric Center
74‑03 Commonwealth Boulevard
Bellerose, NY 11426
(718) 464-2900

South Beach Psychiatric Center
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 667‑2300

Central New York Psychiatric Center
Box 300, Old River Road
Marcy, NY 13403
(315) 736‑8271

Manhattan Psychiatric Center
600 East 125th Street
Wards Island, NY 10035
(212) 369‑0500

Rochester Psychiatric Center
1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 241‑1200

Western NY Children's Psychiatric Center
1010 East and West Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 677-7000

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80‑45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village, NY 11427
(718) 464‑7500





Bernard M. Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office
P.O. Box 280507
Queens Village, NY11428-0507
(718) 217‑5110

Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 370‑7386

Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
1150 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314‑6316
(718) 983‑5433

Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, NY 12592
Attn: OHRM
(845) 877-6821, Ext. 3367

Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services Office
888 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208‑5997
(718) 642‑6310

Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Suite 1, 45 Mall Drive
Commack, NY 11725
(631) 493-1830

Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359‑4150

Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
1200 East & West Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 517-2000

Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905‑1695
(607) 770‑0241





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