Pharmacy Technician

Website South Dakota State Government

Job Description

Job ID: 19094
Agency: Department of Social Services/South Dakota Human Services Center
Location: Yankton
Salary: $ 16.86 per hour plus $1.50 per hour weekend Pay
Pay Grade: GF
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Social Services at the South Dakota Human Services Center, Yankton, SD. For more information on DSS, please visit .


This position provides assistance to pharmacists in processing medications for distribution to patients and assists in filling cabinets/canisters for computerized pharmacy dispensing systems. Position assists in maintaining daily operations of a pharmacy, including retrieving medications for the pharmacist, checking inventory and unit dose packaging. This position will also help with inputting orders each day for medications. This position requires the applicant to work with hazardous drugs which is done with all protective gear available to keep staff safe. All work is checked by a registered pharmacist.

This position will require flexibility to work a variety of hours to cover evenings, holidays and weekends.

Licenses and Certifications:

Per ARSD 20:51:29, successful applicant must be certified nationally; or currently be enrolled in an accredited training program and pass the certification within two years of hire.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:

  • the principles, practices and standards of a pharmacy;
  • pharmaceutical terminology and abbreviations;
  • drug names.

Ability to:

  • analyze information;
  • follow oral and written instructions and relay information clearly and concisely;
  • follow instructions and ask questions in order to learn the proper techniques and most error-free procedures;
  • maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals and related supplies;
  • operate office and pharmacy equipment;
  • work with a variety of computer applications;
  • input data using a computer;
  • perform all duties in an accurate manner;
  • complete all job duties with attention to detail to ensure accuracy.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

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 eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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