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.
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Young Tree Training Workshop Schedule
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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.
Cuyahoga County – Department of Public Works – Now Hiring: Chief Deputy Maintenance[Click here] for details
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER JOB POSTING
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:
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:
City of Euclid
Job Title: Traffic Signal Technician – Traffic Maintenance (49)
Department: Public Service (25)
Status: A. Classified B. Nonexempt – FLSA
Job Summary: Responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of municipal traffic signals and devices. Works under the immediate direction of the Superintendent.
– Install and maintain traffic signals and controllers.
– Cut traffic signal loops; test conflict monitors.
– Repair damaged signal equipment.
– Maintain records of work performed at traffic intersections.
– Establish timing for intersections.
– Testify in court on matters relating to traffic signals.
– Perform other related duties as required.
(The description above represents the most significant duties of this position but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the factor degrees assigned.)
Work Environment: Heavy work (exerting up to 100 lbs of force occasionally); indoor/outdoor. Subject to hazards: moving mechanical parts, electric current, water, chemicals; atmospheric conditions: fumes, odors, dust, gases; occasional exposure to below 32 degree F temperatures, noise and vibration. Physical activity: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping and feeling. Repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and fingers.
Requirements: High school graduate or GED certificate. Valid commercial driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. Knowledge of pre-time, solid state, micro processing traffic controllers. Ability to express or exchange ideas and instructions accurately and clearly. IMSA Work Zone Safety, Traffic Signal Level I and II Certifications.
The City of Euclid does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.
Applications can be obtained from the Receptionist or online; resume and cover letter can be submitted online to email@example.com. Current employees please use an Internal Application.
Contact: Dan Knecht Full time/ M-F
(216)289-8345 Pay Rate $26.68
The City of Willoughby is seeking a Public Service Director. This is a full time position that will report directly to the Mayor. The position will be responsible for managing the service and maintenance functions for the City’s streets, sewers, cemeteries, public buildings, vehicles, traffic control and sanitary sewer facility. The qualified candidate must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, (preferably Civil) or equivalent public service experience. Strong supervisory experience in service operations and administration with an emphasis on leadership, communications and customer service skills are a must. Interested candidate should send a resume and salary history to Human Resources Department, Willoughby City Hall, 1 Public Square, Willoughby, OH 44094 by November 30, 2017. Refer to http://willoughbyohio.com/government/employment/ for more details
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE
RESPONSIBILITY: Under the general administrative direction of the Mayor, serves as the department head for the Public Service Department. The Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction to all divisions of public service including clerical, buildings and grounds, traffic, cemetery, street, sewer, storm water and wastewater treatment within the City by establishing goals and objectives within the policy directives set forth by the Mayor and City Council and in guiding division supervisors in developing and implementing procedures to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These are examples only. Any employee may be required to perform other duties in an emergency, or for short periods of time when substituting for another worker who is on authorized leave without any change in title or rate of pay.)
Establishes goals and objectives for the Department to ensure compliance with City Council policy directives and any applicable local, state or federal laws, rules and regulations. Provides guidance to supervisors in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures to accomplish departmental goals and objectives and ensure safety of staff and public.
Plans, coordinates and evaluates the activities, programs and services of the Department to ensure their effective and efficient operation and quality service to the community including overseeing and/or developing contracts and funding methods necessary for implement plans.
Supervises the activities of technical staff and subordinate supervisors responsible for a division of the Department. This includes delegation of authority, assignment and review of work, providing assistance, administering discipline, evaluating performance and making hiring, termination and pay change recommendations.
Develops, recommends and monitors the Department budget including the incorporation of individual division budgets and capital expenditures by reviewing past expenditures, analyzing future needs and making determinations regarding the necessary resources to accomplish departmental goals and meet community needs. Approves expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines.
Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence and reviews documents prepared by staff relating to departmental activities, direction, accomplishments, and compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations.
Represents the Department at City Council and other meetings and to present the Department’s plans and accomplishments and to provide technical assistance and recommendations regarding the development and implementation of programs, projects, policies, etc.
Responds to residents, businesses and contractors requests, concerns and issues and determines appropriate resolutions to maintain positive community relations for the Department and the City.
Oversees Public Service Department Safety Program including participating in all safety committee meetings, working with members of the safety committee to develop, implement and periodically review safety procedures for updates to ensure daily the safe operation of equipment and the safety of all employees and private citizens.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge governmental administrative procedures and practices such as budgeting, purchasing and policy formulation.
- Comprehension of the functions and operations of a large municipal public service department.
- Familiarity of all local, state and federal rules, regulations and codes relating to public works, construction and maintenance projects and operation of facilities (i.e. wastewater treatment).
- Solid understanding of human resource practices such as training, delegation, discipline, etc.
- Strong leadership and management skills to coordinate the diverse activities of separate operating units towards the achievement of common goals.
- Possess public relations skills and is capable of putting those techniques and tools into action as needed.
- Skill in information analysis and problem solving to assess large amounts of information and formulate decisions.
- Adept at communication including persuasive communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with City Council, other municipal officials, coworkers, staff, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and five or more years of progressively responsible experience in administering public works projects, three or more years of which was in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
SERVES AT THE PLEASURE OF THE MAYOR WITH CONFIRMATION BY CITY COUNCIL
We need your input.
When accidents occur, how do 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)
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.
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