Pharmacy Technician I/II - Regular and Per Diem Pool

County of Ventura
Until Filled

Under direct supervision, the incumbent performs a variety of tasks to assist in the operation of the Ventura County Medical Center or Santa Paula Hospital pharmacy. 

Pharmacy Technician I: $15.00 - $18.81 hourly
Pharmacy Technician II: $15.00 - $20.73 hourly
Pharmacy Technician - PDP I : $20.72 hourly
Pharmacy Technician - PDP II: $23.02 hourly

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Pharmacy Technician I/PDP I:

-Operates a computer to complete tasks related to prescription filling, stocking, inventory, and billing; 
-Assists in the maintenance of other pharmacy records; 
-Requisitions necessary supplies for daily operations; 
-Assists in the compounding, preparation, and dispensing of medications, solutions, and supplies where appropriate; 
-Counts and repackages medications; 
-Assists the pharmacist staff in the completion of Joint Commission unit inspections; 
-Restocks and maintains stock and receives, unpacks, and locates incoming medications and other supplies; 
-Maintains general neatness and cleanliness of the pharmacy; and  
-Performs other related duties as required.  

Pharmacy Technician II/PDP II:
In addition to the duties above, the duties of the Pharmacy Technician II/PDP II may include but are not limited to:

-Compounds and prepares medications and solutions and distributes supplies; 
-Assists in the unit-dose medication distribution system; 
-Assists in the admixture of parenteral solutions, including:  
--I.V. piggyback medications (IVPB)
--Large volume parenteral solutions (LVP)
--Parenteral nutrition solutions (PN)
--Chemotherapeutic solutions (CTX)
--Specialty solutions (critical care medications)
-Fills/refills medications and floor stock in automated dispensing cabinets;
-Performs other related duties as assigned by a Pharmacist.


Pharmacy Technician I/PDP I:
Any combination of education, training, and/or experience comparable to six (6) months' experience in a pharmacy setting with knowledge of general pharmacy procedures and practices.

Pharmacy Technician II/PDP II:
Any combination of education, training, and/or experience comparable to one (1) year's experience in a pharmacy setting with knowledge of general pharmacy procedures and practices.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT (all four classifications):
Must possess and maintain a current California Pharmacy Technician Registration/License.

This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. 

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it.  Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Erin Niemi via email at or by telephone at (805) 654-2568.