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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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WiFi in the Park

The City of Rocklin, in partnership with Wave Broadband, provides free wireless internet in the City’s five community parks: Margaret Azevedo, Johnson-Springview, Whitney, Twin Oaks, and Kathy Lund.  This service is available for tablets, laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices.

Wi-Fi in Rocklin’s Community Parks allows users to search for local restaurants and other businesses, as well as communicate with friends and family.

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Wall of Recognition Honors Rocklin Contributors
November 1, 2018

Roy Ruhkala, the patriarch of the Rocklin Ruhkalas at over 90 years old, was front and center with multiple generations of his family at the unveiling of the Rocklin Wall of Recognition on Nov. 1 at Peter Hill Heritage Park. The Ruhkalas were joined by two other groups of honorees whose accomplishments were etched on the wall, including representatives of the Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers and former long-time Rocklin City Manager Dr. Carlos Urrutia and his family.

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Steve Rudolph

Steven P. Rudolph Appointed Rocklin City Manager

The Rocklin City Council on May 8 voted unanimously to appoint Steven P. Rudolph as Rocklin’s next city manager. Rudolph’s contact runs through June 30, 2023 and includes a base salary of $228,000, which is comparable to city manager salaries in the region. The complete benefits package can be found at rocklin.ca.us.

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Rocklin Ranked the Best Place to Raise a Family in Placer County

The City of Rocklin was recently named the Best Place to Raise a Family in Placer County based on research by Niche.com, a website that ranks cities, neighborhoods and schools in various categories.

The Best Places to Raise a Family ranking takes into account factors including safety, access to family amenities, affordability and schools, with much of the data sourced from the U.S. census or Niche’s own research.

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Rocklin Requests Caltrans Move Night Demolition Work on the I-80/Hwy 65 Improvement Project to a Daytime Schedule

Caltrans, in coordination with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, is leading construction of phase one of a $50 million Interstate 80/Highway 65 Improvement Project with the goal of alleviating traffic congestion along the corridor.

Overnight demolition work of a concrete barrier on the northern section of the Hwy 65 viaduct near the City of Rocklin recently began, causing excessive construction noise and impacting surrounding residents.

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Land Use and RHNA Ad Hoc Committee Meetings to Begin Oct. 19

The City Council formed the Land Use/Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Ad Hoc Committee in August of 2018 to provide the City Council with recommendations pertaining to land use balance, guidelines for evaluation of specific types of rezones, updates to the RHNA available sites inventory, and development standards for mixed use zones.

Click here to access RHNA Committee agendas, meeting materials, minutes, and recorded audio of the meetings.

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Rocklin Appoints New City Attorney

Sheri Chapman was appointed to the position of Rocklin City Attorney after her four-year contract was unanimously approved by the Rocklin City Council on September 11, 2018.

Chapman most recently served Placer County as Interim Director of Human Resources, taking on that management role after vacating her previous position as Deputy County Counsel. Chapman has also served as Assistant County Counsel for Nevada County and Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of Sacramento.

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Wealth of Information Offered by City GIS Online Maps

The term Geographic Information Systems may sound complicated to many people, like a mixture geography and information technology classes hazily recalled from long-ago college days.

While the practice and implementation does require knowledge and skill from both sciences, using the end product boils down to simply viewing useful information displayed by online maps.

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Summer Program Provides Career Insight to Local Students

Summer Civic Career Program Students

High school students today often don’t have professional experience to draw from when looking forward to college and choosing a career path. The City of Rocklin, in partnership with the Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) and the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF), facilitates the Summer Civic Career Program each year to provide approximately 10 students a two-week crash course in working for local government.

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Be alert and be rattlesnake safe

The City of Rocklin contains more than 585 acres of parkland and more than 700 acres of publicly maintained open space. The integration of green spaces into the community is often cited as one of Rocklin’s most appealing aspects, offering residents ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and providing habitat for wildlife.

While most local creatures don’t pose a threat to people, the City of Rocklin would like to remind everyone that venomous rattlesnakes are part of California’s ecosystem, and Rocklin is no exception.

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The Rocklin Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use

The City of Rocklin was recently awarded State grant funding in the amount of $200,680 from the California Department of Justice.

The purpose of the grant is to assist law enforcement in combating the illegal sale of cigarettes, vapor inhalation devices and other tobacco related products to minors.

Funding for this grant is made possible as a result of Proposition 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, which raised the cigarette tax by $2 per pack. 

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Fire Prevention Always a Priority

The summer season begins this month and the City of Rocklin wants to remind everyone that a proactive approach to fire prevention is important to keeping the community safe.

The Rocklin Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Division works daily with residents, contractors, and commercial property owners to provide guidance, approve plans, inspect projects, and ensure a fire-safe environment for patrons and employees of businesses.

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Rocklin Spraygrounds open May 14 - Oct 15

Water Spraygrounds

There’s nothing better to beat the heat than to play in the spray!

Water spraygrounds are located at Kathy Lund Park (6101 West Oaks Blvd.) and Whitney Park (1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy.). They will open May 14 through Oct. 15 from 10am to 7:30pm, 7 days a week.

For more information, contact:
Parks & Recreation
916-625-5200

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Rick Horst

Rocklin City Manager Announces Resignation, Effective June 22

Rocklin City Manager Rick Horst has announced his resignation from his post effective Friday, June 22. Horst has accepted a position as City Manager for the City of Maricopa, Arizona.

Horst was appointed as Rocklin’s City Manager in 2011, and has more than 23 years of experience in the position. Prior to his work in Rocklin, Horst served as City Manager for the Cities of Ocala, Florida; South Jordan, Utah; and three others cities in Florida and Utah.

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Rocklin Police Department Unveils 125th Anniversary Badge

The Rocklin Police Department’s is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the City of Rocklin with a commemorative badge that represents a melding of new and old.

The outer portion of the badge is a gold colored seven point star, with a silver colored circle and five point star in the middle. The five point star is reminiscent of the Sam Renaldi commemorative badge of 2014 and symbolizes the first Marshal of Rocklin.

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Quarry Park is Prepped and Ready for the 2018 Concert Series!

The Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park has excited crowds since its opening in 2016 by hosting star-powered national acts in addition to up-and-coming local bands. Now entering its third season, the summer concert series continues to evolve, bringing a variety of talent and sounds to Rocklin.

“We wanted to have a well-rounded season that touches on different musical styles,” says Dana Moret, Production Coordinator for the City of Rocklin. “It’s something the community has been asking for so you’ll see a little bit of everything at Quarry Park this year.”

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Rocklin honors local organizations with Business Legacy Awards

The City of Rocklin honored the Ruhkala Granite and Marble Company, Inc. and Sierra College with 125th Anniversary Business Legacy Awards on January 18.

The Business Legacy Awards were created as part of Rocklin’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration and honor local organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of the City’s economy in the past and present, as well as affecting the future.