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Job Openings

 

Following are all current job openings available for the City of Rocklin. Click on a position title to download the complete job announcement.

Job announcements contain details on salary, minimum qualifications, and application deadline.

Full-Time

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

Public Safety Dispatcher II (Lateral)

Part-Time

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

Senior Maintenance Worker (Parks)

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? If so, you may be a great candidate for the Rocklin Parks and Recreation Department's Special Events Volunteer Program.

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

Police and Fire Volunteer

Special Events Volunteer
Click here to apply to the Special Events Volunteer program.

 

Following are all current job openings available for the City of Rocklin. Click on a position title to download the complete job announcement.

Job announcements contain details on salary, minimum qualifications, and application deadline.

Full-Time

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

Public Safety Dispatcher II (Lateral)

Part-Time

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

Senior Maintenance Worker (Parks)

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? If so, you may be a great candidate for the Rocklin Parks and Recreation Department’s Special Events Volunteer Program.

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

Police and Fire Volunteer

Special Events Volunteer
Click here to apply to the Special Events Volunteer program.

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Lasting Success for Short-term Rentals
Free Permit Required in Rocklin

The City of Rocklin requires a permit for property owners to offer short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb, VRBO and others. The guidelines offer owners flexibility while encouraging harmony with the surrounding neighborhood. Fill out the free short-term rental form below to start renting responsibly in your neighborhood.

Infographic listing the do's and dont's of short-term rentals in Rocklin.

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Participate in Rocklin City Council Meetings by Zoom

To encourage public involvement and help slow the spread of COVID-19, live participation in Rocklin City Council meetings is now possible by Zoom! Members of the public can view and make public comments on items from a computer or smartphone, as well as listen and comment by simply calling in.

Requirements for participation in-person or by e-mail are also listed below.

Article By Alyssa Adams

The Team behind the Clean
How Custodial Staff Keeps Customers and Staff Safe

Four men stand in a City of Rocklin building

At 10 p.m., most people are winding down from a long day. For Dale Rappleye, Building Maintenance Supervisor with the City, his workday in custodial maintenance is just beginning, cleaning up everything from the day and giving it a fresh start for the next.

“There is a huge impact on work environment and attitude towards one’s job. A clean building creates a brighter, fresher environment for staff, which creates a better work environment,” Rappleye said.

Article By Alyssa Adams
Fire Chief Reginald Williams

Reginald Williams Hired as Rocklin Fire Chief

The City of Rocklin has hired Reginald Williams as Rocklin’s next fire chief, and he will begin his new responsibilities on Monday, August 3.

Williams leaves his position as assistant fire chief with the City of San José, where he oversaw 838 employees in the third largest city in California. Williams had been with San José, for 25 years, holding roles also including deputy chief, battalion chief, captain, engineer, and fire fighter paramedic.

The combination of his experience, along with his skillset and education, made him a clear choice for Rocklin.

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July 14, 2020 Council Meeting Recap

Public Comment

During matters not on the agenda, a group of concerned residents addressed the Council regarding a property in their neighborhood being frequently rented on AirBNB and used to host large parties.

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Rocklin Still Counts
Complete the 2020 Census Today!

With changing schedules and cancelled plans due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least one thing this year is still moving forward: the 2020 Census. Once every 10 years, all people in the United States are counted to provide critical data that helps lawmakers, teachers, and others allocate funds to communities and determine the number of seats for each state in the US House of Representatives.

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Statewide Business Closures Announced July 13

New Statewide & County Closures Effective July 13

On July 13, California required the closure of some indoor business operations statewide and additional indoor operations in counties on the state’s Monitoring List for three consecutive days.

Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:

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Candidate Filing Open Now

The next General Municipal Election for the City of Rocklin will be held on November 3, 2020, to fill three seats on the Rocklin City Council to serve four-year terms. The City of Rocklin has no term limits. City Council candidates must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a registered voter residing within the City limits at the time the Nomination Paper is issued.

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State orders some Placer County businesses to close and others to cease indoor operations

AUBURN, Calif. — In response to the increasing spread of COVID-19, State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell today issued an order for several businesses in Placer County to either close or eliminate indoor operations starting Sunday, July 12. The State had indicated previously that any California county that remains on the monitoring list for three days will be ordered to draw back its reopening efforts.

According to the State order, the following businesses must shift to outdoor operations or close effective on Sunday for a minimum of three weeks.

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Abatement on Sunset Whitney Recreation Area Structures Nearly Complete

The Sunset Whitney Recreation Area (SWRA) has become a popular place for Rocklin residents to enjoy the outdoors since the opening of the West Trails in the fall of 2019.

The trails provide a great resource for people looking to walk, bike or just get a little fresh air during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Placer County COVID-19 Update: July 7, 2020

Placer County COVID-19 Update: July 7, 2020

Some of Placer County’s COVID-19 metrics are beginning to cross state-defined thresholds for increased monitoring. This includes hospitalizations as well as the 14-day COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 residents, which today stands at 101.4, for the first time exceeding the State’s case rate threshold. While State data lags behind local data, it is likely these data points will soon be updated on the State’s county data chart.

Article By Alyssa Adams

New Johnson-Springview Park Splash Pad To Open July 10

Johnson-Springview Park Splash Pad Opening July 10 Graphic

The waterworks at the new splash pad at Johnson-Springview Park will be flowing this Friday, July 10, at 10 a.m. to help residents beat the heat all summer!

“We are so excited to have the splash pad open in Johnson-Springview Park. Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy this addition for years to come. This is just one more way our parks help make Rocklin a great place to live,” said Susanne Stockton, Chair of the Parks, Recreation, and Arts Commission.

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2020-2021 Budget Fiscally Sound Despite COVID-19 Challenges

The Rocklin City Council adopted a balanced Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget on Tuesday, June 23, with $76,039,900 listed in operating expenses and $9,156,700 for capital expenses. The budget was prepared during local, state and national efforts to combat COVID-19 with fiscal impacts anticipated to continue through this fiscal year and beyond. Read the full budget here, or view the City of Rocklin Budget At-a-Glance (2020-2021).

Article By Alyssa Adams

Brenna Rowe Hired as Rocklin HR Director

The City of Rocklin welcomes Brenna Rowe as the City’s new Human Resources Director. Rowe stepped into her latest role on May 18, bringing with her outstanding experience across private, educational, and municipal arenas.

“I was impressed with the professionalism of the City of Rocklin and how it is recognized regionally as a city of excellence. I want to help deliver that excellence both internally to employees and externally to residents,” Rowe said.

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Coronavirus Crisis Doubles Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers

The COVID-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on just how quickly people can find themselves without food. Applications for meal delivery from Seniors First, Placer County’s only senior-focused service organization and provider of Meals on Wheels, have more than doubled in recent weeks.

Over 400 clients are served in Placer County per day through Meals on Wheels. Many of Seniors First’s volunteer delivery drivers, some seniors themselves, have been sidelined due to COVID restrictions which has dramatically increased the need for additional volunteers.