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Take Charge of Your Federal Career: A Practical, Action
July 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am
About the Author — Dennis V. Damp is an author, retired federal manager, business owner, career counselor and veteran. He retired in 2005 at age 55 with 35 years of government service and now focuses on sharing his knowledge through his books and web sites.
Damp is the author of 26 books and a recognized employment expert. His books include Take Charge of Your Federal Career – 2nd edition, The Book of U.S. Government Jobs – 11th edition, Post Office Jobs – 6th edition and Health Care Job Explosion – 4th. His latest edition of The Book of U.S. Government Jobs won the Benjamin Franklin Awards’ “Best Career” title in 2012 and it was a finalist for “Best Career & Reference” title in ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards. All of his books have been highly praised by experts and job seekers alike.
Damp has been a guest on hundreds of radio talk shows and CNN, lectured at universities, produced Internet web sites and training videos, and has written hundreds of articles for national magazines, newspapers, and web sites. His books have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report, and he is frequently quoted in articles about government employment in national and regional publications and online.
Damp’s federal career began when he joined the Air Force in 1968. He spent over three years on active duty and an additional seven years with the Air National Guard. He was hired by the Department of Defense (DOD) after leaving active duty and transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1975 where he spent the remainder of his career.
With the FAA, Damp worked 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. He held numerous supervisory and management positions and was responsible for recruiting and interviewing applicants, outreach and hiring. His last government position was technical operations manager for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s air traffic control tower.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Damp attended college at Washburn University in Topeka, KS, and Robert Morris College, CCAC and Point Park Colleges in Pittsburgh, PA. Damp now lives outside Pittsburgh, and also spends time in North Carolina.
About the Book — Do your employees dream of a better life, higher pay, a challenging position with responsibility and one that takes full advantage of their interests, education, and experience? They can turn their dreams into reality and be one of the many thousands of federal employees each year that are promoted or attain higher level government jobs.
What separates those who want to improve and progress in their careers from those who actually achieve success? The fact is that it’s not enough to dream about promotions, great new jobs, and higher pay, you have to plan a course of action to achieve those goals. The factors that determine whether or not they will succeed are motivation, personal initiative, and taking the ACTIONS necessary to make their dreams come true.