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Job Openings

The following includes all current job openings available for the City of Rocklin.  Click on a full-time or part-time job title to view the posting and submit an application.  For volunteer opportunities, read the requirements and follow the instructions to submit your interest.

 

Full-Time

The City of Rocklin is a great place to work. Join us!

Management Analyst (Finance)

Police Officer (Lateral)

Public Safety Dispatcher II (Lateral)

Part-Time

The City of Rocklin is a great place to work. Join us!

Events Venue Specialist (Parks & Recreation)

Landscape Specialist (Public Services)

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you an honest and dependable person looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours per week? Would you like to make a difference in your community?

Volunteers provide a key role in helping the department provide service and fun activities to the community through our special events. 

https://www.rocklin.ca.us/volunteer

Reserve Police Officer

Police and Fire Volunteer

The following includes all current job openings available for the City of Rocklin.  Click on a full-time or part-time job title to view the posting and submit an application.  For volunteer opportunities, read the requirements and follow the instructions to submit your interest.

 

Full-Time

The City of Rocklin is a great place to work. Join us!

Management Analyst (Finance)

Police Officer (Lateral)

Public Safety Dispatcher II (Lateral)

Part-Time

The City of Rocklin is a great place to work. Join us!

Events Venue Specialist (Parks & Recreation)

Landscape Specialist (Public Services)

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you an honest and dependable person looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours per week? Would you like to make a difference in your community?

Volunteers provide a key role in helping the department provide service and fun activities to the community through our special events. 

https://www.rocklin.ca.us/volunteer

Reserve Police Officer

Police and Fire Volunteer

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Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St. Roundabout Traffic Alert
Signal Removal and Partial Road Closure Starting June 14

The four-way traffic signal at the intersection of Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St. will be removed and converted to a three-way stop sign, beginning on Tuesday, June 14.

Rocklin Rd. between Pacific St. and Railroad Ave. will also be closed and detours put in place.

The changes will be active for approximately 10 weeks.

Flaggers will be used to reduce extended traffic queueing at the intersection during active construction but motorists should expect extended delays.

Access to businesses, which remain open during construction, will be preserved, some along the alley from the Oak St. side.

Find more information about the Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St. Roundabout project and sign up for project alerts at rocklin.ca.us/roundabout.

Start Date June 14
End Date Mid-August 2022
Type of Alert Traffic Control, Lane Closures and Detours
Reason Roundabout Construction
Time of Day Active Roadwork from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop sign and detours 24/7
Project Lead City of Rocklin, (916) 625-5511
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What is RHNA and how does it affect Rocklin?
City Corner Series

City Corner series graphic, featuring an image of a subdivision under construction with the series logo in white, reading "City Corner: Regional Housing Needs Allocation"

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation, or RHNA, is a report that assesses housing needs for each region of California. Using demographic population information, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) calculates the housing needs across the state and works with local councils of government to determine how many new housing units must be planned in each region to meet growth of households in all income levels. This process is repeated every eight years.

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City Council Meeting Recap – May 24
PCTPA Report, Development Impact Fee Study

A visual summary of the latest council meeting, showing on one side a woman dropping off a ballot (with the headline "Item 21 – Procedures to Fill Potential Council Vacancies"), and on the other side a view of cars on a freeway with the headline "PCTPA Provides Update on Potential Transportation Funding Measure"

Item 20 – PCTPA Provides Update on Potential Transportation Funding Measure

Mike Luken, Executive Director of Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), provided an update to City Council on the need, status and outreach planned for a potential 2024 South County Transportation Sales Tax Measure to fund transportation infrastructure in the region.

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Online Residential Permit Guide Now Available

City of Rocklin constituents planning a residential construction project now have access to an online permit guide to assist with the City’s permitting process.

The easy-to-use tool can be found at rocklin.ca.us/permit-guide and includes a step-by-step outline of the process that will be needed to obtain the correct building permit.

Topics covered include everything from bath and kitchen remodels, to home additions, to building an entire single-family residence.

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.JPG File of Roundabout Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St. Roundabout Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the total projected cost of the project and how is it funded?

The project is 100% funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Federal Grant, awarded to construction contractor George Reed for$4.46 million. No local funds are being used.

2. When will construction be complete?

The contractor has 180 working days to complete the project. With the official start on April 18, 2022, the project is scheduled to be completed by Jan. 5, 2023.

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Illegal garage sale sign

Information on Garage Sales and Signs in Rocklin

The season for garage sales is approaching but before putting out those treasures for browsing, the City encourages residents to know the rules.

A permit is not required in order to have a garage sale in Rocklin; however, guidelines are in place to maintain the integrity of the community. We trust that residents understand the necessity to keep Rocklin clean, uncluttered, and safe through the education and enforcement of the Rocklin Municipal Code. 

Article By Alyssa Mielke, City of Rocklin
Goats and sheep in a field conducting managed grazing

Managed Grazing Reduces Fire Hazards, Benefits the Environment

Image showing an infographic of Rocklin managed grazing facts.

Rocklin residents with property near City-managed open spaces may have seen, or heard, approximately 1,000 four-legged visitors in the land just over their backyard fence. The goats and sheep are baaaack!

The City of Rocklin uses the animals as a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to reduce potential fire fuels in open space preserves and help keep adjacent property safe.

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Celebrating Rocklin’s 129th Anniversary

The City of Rocklin was incorporated on February 24, 1893, becoming the 95th city established in California. Rocklin has a rich history and is primed for continued success. The future is bright thanks to the businesses, organizations and residents that make up the community.

Discover more about Rocklin’s history here, and scroll through the timeline below for an interactive way to learn about the early days of Rocklin. 

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Rocklin Hires Solano County Sheriff Captain Banks as Police Chief

Rustin Banks has been hired as Chief of the Rocklin Police Department and will step into this role on December 13.

Banks joins the City of Rocklin from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, where he most recently served as a captain commanding the Field Operations Division.

“It will be my honor and privilege to lead the Rocklin Police Department, an agency that is known far and wide for their high level of professionalism and community engagement,” Banks said. “I am eager to build upon the strong foundation the members of this Department have worked so hard to create.”

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Bennett’s Westside Kitchen Bar Market to Open in Rocklin in 2022

The Bennett Hospitality Group has signed a lease at 6604 Lonetree Blvd. in the City of Rocklin where they plan to open Bennett’s Westside Kitchen Bar Market in the fall of 2022.

“We are thrilled to be able to move forward with opening a Bennett’s in the beautiful city in which we have lived and raised our family for 25 years,” Owner Brian Bennett said. “We cannot thank Mayor Jill Gayaldo, the Rocklin City Council, City Manager Aly Zimmermann, and the City’s forward-thinking staff enough for their encouragement and collaboration.”

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Trader Joe’s Opens in Rocklin Commons Center

Trader Joe’s has officially opened the doors to their newest Rocklin location. On Friday, eager shoppers lined up outside the store in the rain, awaiting the 7:55 a.m. grand opening.

After the ribbon cutting, shoppers were given a lei on the way in the door as they walked through a  corridor of cheering crew members.

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Gayaldo Park Phase 2

Phase 2 of Gayaldo Park is slated to begin in October 2021. This new phase of the park will include a turf, shrub bed, additional trees to provide shade, and a retaining wall and irrigation to support drainage. This project will be worked on in-house by Rocklin Parks staff. The park will remain open during the construction time for the community to continue to enjoy. The city is looking forward to the expanded portion of this well used neighborhood park.

Article By James Thompson

Rocklin to Honor Original 13 Friends of the Library on Wall of Recognition

The names of the Original 13 Friends of the Library will be added to Rocklin’s Wall of Recognition on November 1 for their dedication to establishing a new community-based public library in Rocklin. 

During the 1970s, community support for the small Placer County library was waning and the amenity was in danger of closing down. Thirteen Rocklin women, who had a passion for reading and for their community, took it upon themselves to raise support for the library system and gather funds to build a new one from the ground up.

Article By James Thompson

Patio Cover Regulations Allow More Builds

Backyard patio covers (structures open on at least 3 sides), can now be built with only a five-foot clearance from the property line and no longer count towards lot coverage maximums in the City of Rocklin.

The new regulations were implemented in late July and affect most properties in the City. The biggest impact may be on residential homes, allowing owners to add shade in smaller backyards, which is especially important during the hot summer months. 

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Rocklin Assistant City Manager Sherri Conway

Rocklin Hires Sherri Conway as Assistant City Manager

Sherri Conway has been hired as assistant city manager for the City of Rocklin and will begin work in her new role on Oct. 25.

Conway has over 30 years of experience serving municipalities, most recently as director of the Placer County Office of Economic Development. During her time with the County, Conway oversaw business retention, expansion and attraction efforts, led workforce and job development programs, was responsible for the Placer County Visitor’s Bureau, and more.

“Supporting the Rocklin business community and developing a robust economic development strategy are key priorities as I begin work with the City,” Conway said. “I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the residents of Rocklin, City Manager Zimmermann and the Rocklin City Council.”

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Rocklin Ranked in Top 50 Best Places to Live in U.S.

The City of Rocklin was recently named one of the top 50 best places to live in America by Money Magazine!

The magazine looked at cities that had a low crime risk, a diverse population between 25,000 and 500,000 people, and affordable cost of living. From there, each city was researched in greater depth, with economic, recreational, educational, and many other factors in consideration.