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Our Federal Jobs and Careers Blog compliments the in-depth information provided on this website and answers site visitor’s questions that are unique and not addressed elsewhere online. These articles are also used to update or supplement the content on this site in major program areas. All articles are posted on our Blog and we include them in our FAQ and sitemap where appropriate. If you would like a specific area covered or answers to questions addressed in an upcoming article send an email message to the author for their consideration.

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of all career and job articles is now available to help site visitors find helpful information about careers and agencies of interest.


Featured Writers

All of our Featured Writers retired from federal civil service or the postal service and have extensive experience.

Guest Writers

Quest writers without a federal background are also welcome to submit artilces if they have specific knowledge of careers or employment opportunities for our site visitors.

Featured Writer Introductions:

Dennis V. Damp

D DampDennis V. Damp is a retired federal manager, business owner, career counselor and veteran. Damp’s The Book of U.S. Government Jobs was awarded “Best Career” title by the Benjamin Franklin Awards Committee in 2012 and Foreword Magazine nominated it for “Best Career & Reference” title. Damp is the author of 26 books, a recognized employment expert, and a retired federal manager with 35 years service. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an electronics technician, training instructor, project engineer, computer-based instruction administrator, training program manager, program support manager, and environmental health and safety program manager. Dennis held numerous supervisory and management positions and was responsible for recruiting, rating and interviewing applicants, outreach and hiring. His last government position was technical operations manager at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s air traffic control tower.

Damp’s books and websites are based on his many years in management where he was responsible for recruitment, outreach, retention and career development. His 11th edition of The Book of U.S. Government Jobs is a comprehensive workbook that all can use to explore and find high-paying federal jobs stateside and overseas.

Books by Dennis V. Damp:

Betty L. Boyd

Betty BoydA Pennsylvania native, Betty Boyd moved to the Tennessee Valley in 1994. She retired in early 2012 after 30 years of Government service. Boyd was an Acquisition Manager/IT Manager/ Project Manager during her 30-year career. Boyd also served as a supervisor and team leader during her career.  In 2012 Boyd founded a consulting firm, Boyd Consulting Services, which offers writing services to clients and companies. For more information about these writing services see the following website: http://www.BettyBoydWriting.com/.

Betty attended Athens State University, Athens, AL and received a B.B.A. in Management of Technology in 2000.  She received her Masters of Science degree from Syracuse University with a concentration in Information Management in 2007. Boyd is a certified Level III contracting professional and she received a Masters level certificate in Project Management from the National Defense University in 2008.

Dr. Donna Day

Dr. Donna DayDr. Donna Day is a Manager at the Department of Defense, where she has been for more than 30 years. With a background in Information Assurance, Customer Engagement and Marketing, more recently she has been studying Cyber security Policy and Management at the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC). She earned her Doctor of Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science Degree in Technology Management at UMUC and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing at the University of Baltimore. Dr. Day is also an Adjunct Professor at Norwich University in Vermont, where she teaches Cyber security, Critical Infrastructure and Information Assurance courses to a myriad of students, worldwide, from across the intelligence community. A published author, Baltimore Ravens fan, and life-long learner, she enjoys writing, traveling, cooking, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends.

John H Weiss

John WeissJohn Henry Weiss is the author of OPERATION JOB SEARCH, A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers.  He is the founder and owner of Weiss & Associates, a nationwide executive search firm targeting the education and communication industries. His recruiting activities focus on securing candidates, both veterans and non-veterans, for positions in sales, marketing, finance, and technology.

John began his career as a teacher in Chicago after graduating from De Paul University with degrees in Sociology, Education and English. Subsequent work experience included corporate positions in sales, marketing, product development and editorial with major education and technology companies such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Apple Computer.

Previous writing includes published newsletters focusing on the world of work, and a 2014 book titled, WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD, A Complete Guide to Job Hunting for the Recent College Grad.

David Scholl

D SchollDavid Scholl recently retired with 35 years of Federal legal and human resources experience from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  While at OPM, Scholl served as a Deputy Assistant General Counsel where he was the principal agency labor-management relations legal advisor and handled a variety of Federal staffing issues.  At the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Scholl held positions as an Assistant Director of Personnel for Labor and Employment Relations and as a Senior Counsel in the Legal Division, where he conducted labor and employment law mediation, negotiation and litigation.  Scholl began his Federal career with the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Scholl received his law degree from The Catholic University of America and undergraduate degree from Lehigh University.

Nancy Ledgerwood

N LedgerwoodI began my postal career on June 1, 1991 at the General Mail Facility in Kansas City KS as a Distribution Clerk.  Wanting to get closer to home, I transferred to the Pleasant Hill Post Office in Pleasant Hill MO in August of 1993.  I have also worked in the Greenwood MO and Bates City MO Post Offices.  I began a two year NTE detail in Personnel in October 2003, which turned into 5 years.  I was responsible for the hiring of career and non-career employees in the 700+ offices in Missouri and Kansas. This was a very challenging and rewarding position.  I retired February 28, 2013 and have been enjoying my free time with my husband, Denny.

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