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!

August Meeting

Wednesday, August 9th

The August meeting will be held on

Wednesday, August 9 th at 11:30 am at

Embassy Suites Hotel,

5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road),

Independence, OH

The meeting will be sponsored by Best Equipment.

Best Equipment will offer a nice array of equipment parked in the north section of the parking lot including:

  • Tymco Sweeper Truck
  • One Man Operation Leaf Vac Truck
  • Vac Con Combination Sewer Cleaning Truck
  • Envirosight CCTV Equipment
  • One Man Operation Automated Refuse Truck

Best will be sharing an update about their new facility too!


Leaf Humus

Orange Village has leaf humus available – free upon request.  Click here to place an order on-line at www.orangevillage.com.

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.

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




Parts room coordinator

The City of Solon Service Department is accepting applications for a Parts Room Coordinator. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of an automotive and truck parts purchasing facility which includes tracking all parts and supply inventory related to the fleet division.  This person will report directly to the Fleet Manager or Service Director.

This position will be responsible for researching, ordering and inventorying repair parts/supplies, and to obtain quotes to identify the best cost associated with availability.  The daily tasks and responsibility of the Parts Room Coordinator are generally split accordingly: 60% of time spent researching, ordering and obtaining quotes for parts and supplies, and 40% of time will be spent performing various office tasks such as creating purchase orders, processing invoices for payment and preparing weekly and monthly reports. Duties also to include monitoring inventory stock levels and working with mechanical staff to ensure proper repair parts and supplies are secured in a timely and cost effective manner.

The following are the minimum qualifications required to apply for the Fleet Manager position (must have ALL at time of application to be considered):

  • Must have a high school degree or GED equivalency certification
  • Must have at least three (3) years of related work experience within the automotive, truck, repair parts and inventory control industry
  • Applicant must successfully pass a (BMV) check, a background check and a pre-employment drug screen
  • Familiarity with fleet software programs
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

This position is slotted at Grade D on the City of Solon’s Wage Scale with an hourly range of 16.47 to 24.71 based on experience and knowledge in this field. In addition, the City provides full-time employees with benefits including medical, dental and vision; life insurance; vacation and select paid holidays.  Full-time employees participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Interested applicants must complete and submit an application, along with a letter of interest and resume online by Friday, June 12, 2017 by visiting the City of Solon website at http://solonohio.org/jobs.aspx.  Click on “Apply Online” or visit the Human Resources webpage for more information.  The names of all candidates are subject to public disclosure upon request.


The City of Solon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or military/veteran status in employment or provision of services.  Individuals applying and requiring special accommodations regarding disabilities should contact the Human Resources Department.

DATE POSTED: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cuyahoga County – Department of Public Works – Now Hiring: Chief Deputy Maintenance

[Click here] for details


The City of Norton – a chartered city of 12,085 people located in Summit County has an immediate opening and is currently taking applications to fill the Administrative Officer position. This position is appointed by the Mayor and must be confirmed by City Council.  The Administrative Officer functions as the Director for most city operations, such as Safety, Service and Personnel. This position is open until filled. For more information regarding the Administrative Officer position and the City of Norton, please visit:

Click here for: City of Norton Administrative Officer Home Page

Click here for: City of Norton Job Application

Send cover letter, application, resume, and three references to:

Mayor Mike Zita

City of Norton

4060 Columbia Woods Drive

Norton, Ohio, 44203

or email to:



The City of Bedford is accepting applications for a full time person to work at our Waste Water Treatment Plant. This opening is for a second shift position 2:30pm to 11:00pm Tuesday through Friday and Noon to 8:30 on Saturdays. Starting rate is $24.04 per hour. Waste Water experience is desired. Must have a State of Ohio CDL. The City of Bedford offers an excellent starting pay and benefits package. Equal opportunity employer. Applications can be picked up at Bedford City Hall, 165 Center Road, Bedford, Ohio 44146, or online at www.bedfordoh.gov.


The City of Bedford is accepting applications for a full-time position of Service Department Laborer. Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience in all phases of construction and landscaping to perform skilled laboring tasks in the Public Works Department. Starting rate is $24.04 per hour. Applicants must be in good physical condition and have a valid State of Ohio Commercial Drivers License. High school diploma or equivalent. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background required. Applications may be obtained at Bedford City Hall, 165 Center Road, Bedford, Ohio 44146 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday or e-mail resume and application to cbellar@bedfordoh.gov. The City of Bedford is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Vendors can reach service directors throughout northeastern Ohio by sponsoring NOSDA meetings, and our web site.

Become a sponsor today to be featured here and in our newsletters!  Contact Bob Girardi for details.


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August 2017

August 2017 Newsletter   August Meeting   The August meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 11:30 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence.  The meeting will [...]

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June 2017

Equipment Show Show Date:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Location:  LaVera Party Center, 32200 Chardon Rd. Willoughby Hills, OH  44094   Show Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch Served:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. [...]

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May 2017

Save the Date May Meeting The May meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The meeting [...]

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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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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 service@pepperpike.org  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