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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

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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.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

New Homes and Businesses Approved for Old K-Mart Site

The long-vacant former K-Mart property at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Pacific St. will undergo an extreme makeover after City Council, on Oct. 8, unanimously approved plans for development of a mix of residential and commercial buildings.

St. Anton Communities, the developer of the project, will transform the 15.4-acre lot with 180 income-restricted workforce housing apartments, 40 single-family homes, and two commercial structures.

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PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Information
Last Updated: 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29

Public Safety Power Shutoff Update (10/29 12 p.m.):

The City of Rocklin will NOT be affected by the current Pacific Gas and Electric Company public safety power shutoff event.

Residents are encouraged to visit the PG&E website for more information and answers to frequently asked questions on PSPS.

Customer Resource Centers in Placer County are scheduled to open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily for the duration of a shutoff. CRCs will be located at:

  • Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn
  • McBeam Pavilion, Lincoln
  • Canyon View Assembly Church, Foresthill
Article By Alyssa Mielke

Quarry Park Amphitheater Is a Little More Green

After four seasons of incredible concerts, the recent addition of a permanent green room behind the Platinum Living Amphitheater (PLA) at Quarry Park allows for more and even better events.

The new green room— which is actually painted red to match current theme—features two bathrooms, three private rooms, and a sitting room that binds it all together. The layout enables multiple acts to have private space, leading to more relaxed talent and an improved experience for guests.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Code Enforcement Cares: Volunteers Clean Up Local Property

Uninhabitable: That was what a local property was deemed by the Rocklin Building Department after a recent fire. On top of that, City Code Enforcement staff was obligated to file a number of violations after seeing preexisting junk and debris that covered the rear yard. Maybe the most concerning aspect of the situation was that the property owners did not have the resources to address the problems and needed help.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Accessibility and Utility Upgrades at Johnson-Springview Park

Johnson-Springview Park was recently upgraded to better serve residents who frequently use the park and its facilities, and more improvements are underway. Ten new handicap spaces in the parking lot were completed in June after the need for additional ADA parking was identified. Every new space allows for senior and disabled residents to better access Johnson-Springview and its facilities.

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West Trails at Sunset Whitney Rec Area Now Open

More than 150 Rocklin residents kicked off their Labor Day weekend on Aug. 30 by being part of the first group to officially walk the newly opened West Trails at the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area.

The West Trails offer 2.7 miles of paths, ranging from the parking lot and main trail access at 4201 Midas Avenue to secondary trail access points at Whitney Blvd. and at Sunset Blvd.

The special opening ceremony included remarks from Rocklin City leaders and volunteers, a ribbon cutting and the inaugural walk.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Woofstock 2019 Gallery

The 13th annual Woofstock, a free event for dogs and their owners, raised money for local canine rescue groups and the Rocklin dog park on August 25, 2019. The fun included wiener dog races, a costume parade, live music, art projects, food trucks, and more! Dog-themed vendors were a-plenty, and a free rattlesnake avoidance training clinic by Get Rattled ensured that all dogs stay safe this season. Check out the photos of this year’s entertainment!

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Aug 13 Council Meeting Recap
New Rules Coming for Short-Term Rentals and Strategic Plan Updates

Short-Term Rental Regulations Designed for Accountability

Owners who list Rocklin properties for short-term rent on sites like Airbnb and VRBO will soon need to comply with new regulations approved by City Council on August 13.

The new ordinance requires people listing short-term rentals in Rocklin to obtain a permit from the City and sets ground rules for operation, which include:

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National Night Out Brings Community Together

On Tuesday, August 6, 40 Rocklin employees and volunteers, including the entire City Council, City Manager, and Fire Chief, visited neighborhoods across the City for National Night Out. 

Rocklin staff and volunteers were split into 10 teams and able to reach groups across town. Kids climbed in and over police vehicles to get a closer look, while everyone took the opportunity to get to know each other on a more personal level. 

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3rd St at Sunset Blvd Reopens to Traffic

3rd Street at Sunset Blvd reopened to traffic on Thursday, July 25, four days ahead of schedule.

Site cleanup and demobilization continue, with striping in the extended left turn lane on Sunset to 3rd to be finalized the week of July 29.

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Roundabout at Rocklin and Pacific Takes Steps Forward

On Tuesday, July 9, the Rocklin City Council approved two resolutions related to the traffic roundabout planned at the current intersection of Rocklin Road and Pacific Street. The resolutions provided approval for needed changes to the roundabout’s design and authorized Rocklin staff to begin discussions with property owners to purchase the small amount of privately-owned surrounding land needed to build the roundabout.

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Rocklin named the 7th Best California City to Live In by Business Site

The City of Rocklin was recently ranked as the 7th best California city to live in, according to the business website chamberofcommerce.org. 

The site ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and enough data for analysis) by five factors: employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios).

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Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Prioritizes Residents and Responsibility

The Rocklin City Council adopted a balanced Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget on Tuesday, June 25, with $72,714,500 listed in operating expenses and $12,944,500 for capital expenditures.

This budget is fiscally responsible and represents a sound operational plan for the upcoming year. Although the City anticipates the local economy will continue to be strong through June 2020, Rocklin is taking a conservative approach by controlling service expansion and expanding reserves where possible.