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Assistant City Attorney (19927889)
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City of Rocklin, CA | Rocklin, CA
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Sacramento/Metro Area

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11/8/2019 at 5pm


$116,533.00-$160,642.00 Annually

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About Rocklin


The people who live and work in the City of Rocklin are the heart of the community and have built a special place for residents and visitors. Rocklin is a preferred location for business and living due to its convenient location, excellent schools, diverse mix of housing, abundant parks and recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. Rocklin was recently named as one of top 100 Cities to live in America by "Money Magazine", and was named the best place in Placer County to raise a family by Niche.com. Rocklin's outstanding educational systems includes Rocklin Unified, one of the top-ranked unified school districts in the state, as well as Sierra College, ranked first in Northern California for transfers to UC and CSU universities and William Jessup University, a fast-growing private, 4-year university.

Due to Rocklin's low crime rates and top-notch public safety professionals, Rocklin is one of the top 20 safest cities in California. Rocklin also has a flourishing park system, with a park located within a half mile of nearly every resident in the City. Public and private development is creating an environment that supports vibrant entertainment, commercial activity, and residential options. Business attractions in the City feature large retailers like Bass Pro Shops, farm-to-fork restaurants including the Chef's Table, and award winning breweries such as Moksa Brewing Co.

The City of Rocklin is located in South Placer County at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65, and is characterized by rolling hill terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the northeast and to the Sutter-Butte mountain range in the West. With an estimated population of 70,000 people, Rocklin is one of the fastest growing cities in California, with approximately 65% of its growth since 2000. Rocklin was first recognized as a destination along the transcontinental railroad in 1864, about the same time granite mining began. The City was incorporated in 1863 during the heyday of railroad and granite mining activity. By 1910, 22 quarries operated in Rocklin, and in 1912, nearly 2,000 train carloads of granite were sent out of town to become part of the state capitol building and buildings in san Francisco.


As an organization, the City of Rocklin is dedicated to maintaining high standard of service, a collaborative team environment, innovative ideas, transparency, and on-going training and development. Team Rocklin takes pride in serving the citizens and maintaining a safe and thriving community. Rocklin team members appreciate the strong support they receive from the citizens who respect and value what they do to keep the City a great place to live, work and play. Working at the City of Rocklin, you can see firsthand the strong sense of community and high standard of service. Rocklin continues to be an innovative leader that is creating its own identity by challenging the status quo. Team Rocklin members are capable experts in their fields, who work together to accomplish the strategic objectives set forth by the City Council.

The City of Rocklin is an organization of professionals dedicated to serving residents, businesses and stakeholders. City departments include Police, Fire, Community Development, Human Resources, Finance, Public Services, Parks & Recreation, the City Manager's, City Clerk's and of course, the City Attorney's Office. Rocklin employees take pride in operating on efficient budgets and with appropriate level of staffing. Employees at all levels of the organization are encouraged to innovate and continue their personal growth, which in turn improves City programs that benefit the citizens of Rocklin.

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The City Attorney's Office seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney with significant land use experience for the position of Assistant City Attorney. The Assistant City Attorney will provide legal advice, counsel and representation to the City in areas including, but not limited to, land use, real estate, housing and economic development. Services include drafting and reviewing contracts, ordinances, resolutions, deeds, permits, licenses, and other legal documents, conducting research, interpreting and updating the City Code, and providing advice to City staff. The Assistant City Attorney will provide counsel to the Planning Commission, the Community Development department, other City departments, and assist with the enforcement of the City Code. The Assistant City Attorney receives general direction and supervision from the City Attorney, and may provide oversight and supervision to support staff. The Assistant City Attorney will oversee the work of the City Attorney's Office, in the absence of the City Attorney. The position is an at-will position that serves as part of the City's management team.

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Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have substantial California land use experience, either developed in-house (city, county, other governmental organization, or for a private company) or in a law firm with strong municipal land use expertise. The candidate should have knowledge and significant experience, including the ability quickly and effectively to perform at an advanced level, in CEQA, California Planning and Zoning Law and the Subdivision Map Act. A strong working knowledge of municipal law basics, such as the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act and the Public Records Act is desired. Expertise in handling land use litigation, as well as considerable Planning Commission experience also are desirable. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of professional independence and excellent legal judgment, with exemplary customer service skills while being flexible, collaborative and proactive.


Medical/Retiree Health

A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS. The City contributes up to $1,200 per month to active employees and eligible retirees, and the employee pays the difference. Employees who retire prior to the Management Employees Resolution being repealed are guaranteed the City's $1,200 per month contribution for retiree health.

Dental and Vision

City-paid for employee and dependents.

Leave Accruals

Management: up to 80 hours per fiscal year

Sick Leave: 12 sick days per year

Vacation: 15 days first year, progresses up to 27 days based upon years of service

Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year

Retirement-CalPERS (In accordance with Public Employees' Retirement Law)

2% @ 55 (Classic ) Employees: Current CalPERS members or former CalPERS members without a break of service of more than 180 days.

2% @ 62 (PEPRA) Employees: Hired on or after January 1, 2013 with no prior member-ship with a California public retirement system or not eligible for reciprocity.

Deferred Compensation

Rocklin offers optional programs for employee participation (457 plans).


Life Insurance and AD&D: City paid $50,000

Long-Term Disability: coverage is 60% of monthly salary up to $6,000/month.

Special Instructions

A complete application, writing samples, and supplemental questionnaire must be received by Human Resources by the filing deadline for priority consideration. All materials will be carefully reviewed to determine the best qualified candidates who will be invited to participate in interviews.