Redmond School District hiring new bus drivers

Redmond School District (RSD) is hiring new bus drivers Transportation Services Supervisor Michelle Rainville announced this week.

“Like much of the state and even the country, we’re stretched very thin with our number of bus drivers,” Rainville said. “We’d like to add several more drivers to fill regular shifts and provide support for team trips and field trips as needed.”

RSD drivers start at $16.01 per hour (overtime is available) and are eligible for a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, long-term disability insurance and a membership in Oregon’s state pension program. New drivers are also eligible for a $500 signing bonus after a successful 90 days.

“Beyond our competitive pay and excellent benefits package, this is a meaningful job that has daily impact on the lives of the kids in our district,” Rainville added. “We’re looking forward to adding new members to our team who understand the value that drivers bring to a community.”

Rainville emphasized the flexibility of the bus driver positions, stating that drivers are able to drive a morning route, have the middle of the day to themselves, then drive an afternoon route. Drivers generally only work the school year, with traditional school breaks and summers off.

Prior experience is not necessary and the district provides paid training for new drivers.

A detailed job description is available at: tiny.cc/HiringBusDrivers.

Contact Transportation Services at 541-923-4891 or michelle.rainville@redmondschools.org for more information.