GREEN  The city of Green is searching for a new director to lead the service department.

Paul Oberdorfer recently submitted his resignation and his last day with the city was Feb 3.

Oberdorfer has taken a position with the city Charlottesville, Va., where he will be the director of public works.

Oberdorfer first served as the deputy director of public service for Green in 2010 before being named service director in 2015 following the retirement of Randy Monteith. Prior to working for Green, Oberdorfer worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 19 years.

When named service director in Green, Oberdorfer said his main goal was to focus on providing the best service at the lowest possible cost.

"This news is both exciting and also sad, as my family and I have loved living in Green and have made many wonderful friends along the way," Oberdorfer wrote in his resignation letter. "My time at the city has been a tremendous learning experience and my interactions with Council have helped to hone my capability as a servant leader."

The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlottesville reports Oberdofer’s starting salary will be $128,000.

Green Mayor Gerard Neugebauer said the search for a new service director is underway and four resumes have already been submitted. The city is still accepting applications.

Neugebauer said he will run the service department until a replacement is chosen.