Welcome to NOSDA

The Northern Ohio Service Directors Association’s main goal is to promote cooperation and build productive working relationships between municipalities. We strive to continually enhance member knowledge of Public Works by providing related training and keeping up with new technologies.

Join us to start networking with service directors throughout Northeastern Ohio!

Job Openings

When your municipality is looking for qualified applicants, NOSDA can help.

We are happy to post your job openings on our website, and include the notice in our monthly newsletters.

Send your information to Bob Girardi, Secretary/Treasurer.  Please notify NOSDA when the position has been filled so we can remove the post.

Director of Public Service

The City of Green, OH is seeking a highly motivated professional for the position of Director of Public Service.  Green has a growing commercial and residential development base and is known for its quality of life, first-class municipal services, with key focus on sound fiscal management.  The successful candidate will provide leadership, direction, and guidance to a high performing staff of Public Service professionals engaged in all functional areas of Public Service management including Highway, Storm Waters, Parks and Recreation and City Cemeteries.  Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Public Administration or Business Administration is strongly preferred; with a minimum of five (5) years of extensive management-level experience.  The successful candidate will possess a participatory leadership style with excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.  Our City offers:  A supportive community with a rich heritage, an engaged and collaborative team of professionals, beautiful parks and facilities, excellent schools, a highly competitive benefits package, a positive 10-year income tax trend and a Salary Range of $71,870-$100,575.  Please send resume and salary history to:; or, mail to Human Resources, City of Green, PO Box 278, 1755 Town Park Blvd, Green, OH  44232-0278.  Exp. (2/28)

Assistant Service Director

The Village of Richfield, Ohio is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Service Director. The Assistant Service Director runs the day-to-day operations of the Department and provides direct supervision to department personnel, performs various administrative functions, and performs the duties of other department personnel as needed. The Assistant Service Director assists the Director in the operations of the Village’s Service Department including maintenance and repair of the Village’s streets, parks, cemeteries, buildings, sanitary and storm sewer systems, public properties, traffic signs/signals and tree/leaf/rubbish collection. This position reports directly to the Service Director. The required minimum qualifications are an associate’s degree or higher education from an accredited college or university in construction management or a related field, at least seven years of previous work experience in infrastructure maintenance including five years of experience in positions involving progressively responsible supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the necessary skills and abilities to perform the job. A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is also required. Salary range – $59,216 to $77,164 depending on qualifications and experience.

Visit for additional information and an application.  Applications and resumes should be sent to the Village of Richfield, 4410 West Streetsboro Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286, Attn: Brian Frantz, or through the Village website. The deadline to submit applications is April 5th, 2017 at noon. The Village of Richfield is an equal opportunity employer.

posted 3/24/17

The Solon Service Department is accepting applications for Service Worker I positions.
[ CLICK HERE for full details]

The City of Solon Service Department is accepting applications for the Manager of Fleet Maintenance position.  [CLICK HERE for full details].

Cuyahoga County Public Safety & Justice Services has a job posting for a grant funded Intelligence Analyst position vacant in the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center.

For more information, please visit the job postings on the Cuyahoga County web-site at

Orange Village has an opening for a full time service worker.  Full details are available at

The City of Aurora is seeking a part-time Engineer.  [ Click here for  details ]

We need your input. 

When accidents occur, how you determine when to perform drug tests.  

Is the dollar amount of damage to property or equipment a deciding factor?  Do you automatically test whenever an accident occurs?

Please send  your feedback to Bob Girardi.

Membership in NOSDA is open to:

  • The chief service representative of each city and village in the Northern part of Ohio, and surrounding territory.
  • Associate Members (Non-Municipal)
  • Retirees

Members must renew their membership and pay dues each year on January 1st. For your convenience, we provide a printable forms for:

* Please click here to read the By-Laws  for complete information on membership eligibility and dues.

Municipal Membership
Retiree Membership
Associate Membership

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April 2017

April Meeting The April meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12th at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The meeting is sponsored by The Garland Company. [...]

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Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE - Wed., April 12th Guest Speaker - Wind Farm Presentation Mike Foley is the Director of the Department of Sustainability for Cuyahoga County. He will talk about some of the projects the [...]

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March 2017

March 2017 Newsletter Happy St. Patrick's Day! March Meeting The March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8th at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The [...]

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February, 2017

February Meeting The February meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The meeting will be sponsored by Specialized Construction. [...]

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January 2017

January Meeting The January meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. We will be kicking off 2017 with [...]

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N.O.S.D.A. is building its own library of educational videos about Public Works. The following instructional videos and books are now available to members. Please contact Bob Girardi, City of Pepper, at (216) 896-6149, or  to request materials.

Small Fleet
Management in Public Works – VideoMotivating
Public Works Employees – VideoPrivatizing
Public Works Services – Video

Everything You Need to Know to Be a Public Works Director – Guidebook

Demonstrating the Value of Your Fleet Management Program Guidebook, CD-ROM included

Countering Disaster “Before It Strikes” – CD-ROM

Knowing Your Costs: Maintaining a Competitive Edge in Fleet Management – Video / CD-ROM

Top Ten Performance Measures for Fleet Managers – Guidebook

Managing Public Equipment – Manual

Vehicle Replacement Guide – Guidebook

One Hundred Years of Public Works Equipment: An Illustrated History – Booklet w/ Video

Public Works Management Practices – Manual

SUPERVISION: Conflict Solving for the New Supervisor – CD-ROM

Leadership in the New Age of Public Works with John Luthy – CD-ROM

Snow Removal Techniques: Plowing Tips from the Pros – Video

Snow Removal In Safety – Video

Salt Management Guide – CD-ROM

The Basics of Snow and Ice Control – Manual

Developing and Effective Snow and Ice Program – CD-ROM

Salt Brine: Breaking Snow and Ice Bonds on Your Pavement – CD-ROM