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Our students need YOU! Working in transportation is a rewarding, flexible job that allows you to become a positive role model for our young learners. By helping get them to and from school safely, you are making a difference in their education and in our community. Haven't driven a bus before? That's okay! We provide training and ongoing support from the beginning of your career with Richfield Public Schools. Join us today!

Why Work for the Richfield Transportation Team?

  • Make a difference. A career in Transportation at Richfield Public Schools is more than just a job. You have the opportunity to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of students, often as the first and last faces they see during their day. Help brighten each day for our students, from our youngest kindergarteners to high school seniors. 
  • Enjoy a flexible work schedule and no weekend hours. You do not need a background in transportation to find your calling here. We are seeking kind, reliable individuals who are committed to getting students to and from school safely, while being able to enjoy plenty of free time in the middle of your day, in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Training is provided. New drivers will work with our district trainer, where you will get comfortable with the bus and all the procedures and responsibilities involved with the job. Get paid to learn and train for the position, and once you begin, we provide ongoing support to all of our staff members in an environment where everyone can learn, grow and excel.

Being a bus driver gives me the opportunity to be a role model and reminds me we were all kids once, we need to mold them and give them the tool for success. I've said it before, I'll stay at RPS until something better comes along. The fact that I've been here for 40 years should tell you that there's no better place to be.


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Driving a bus provides great flexibility because you only work when school is in session! Retirees and people who love to travel in the summers are a great fit. You can expect your weekends to be free, breaks around the holidays and snow days! And with split shifts, you can arrange to take Fido for a nice walk in the afternoons.


We offer numerous extracurricular opportunities for students—many of which need dedicated drivers to go to and from events, competitions and field trips! Part of the flexibility of working with RPS Transportation includes choosing to pick up extra hours or routes, or just sticking to your regularly-assigned split shift.

We are a Top Workplace

Richfield Public Schools staff voted, and RPS was named one of the 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplaces! Our employees make our District special. We’re great because they’re great! 


We are committed to equity. This means we want each and every one of our students to have what they need to succeed in careers, college and life. For transportation, this means ensuring all students are able to get to school, including students who are homeless or highly mobile. It also means providing buses for more events and activities, allowing greater participation.