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Encargado Servicios Generales y Transportes

I. Definición del puesto:

Coordinar y supervisar las labores del departamento de Servicios Generales y Transportes: manejar documentación del departamento, coordinación con el personal, hacer reportes varios, tratar con proveedores, programar las solicitudes de transportes de los diferentes departamentos; entre otras funciones.

El puesto de Encargado de Servicios Generales y Transportes responde directamente al Coordinador de Operaciones.

II. Funciones y responsabilidades básicas:

  1. Programar, coordinar y supervisar la ejecución de los servicios de transportes.
  2. Coordinar con el personal las labores
  3. Realizar compras, pagos y cotizaciones
  4. Manejar documentación del departamento

III. Detalle de actividades de acuerdo a las funciones básicas:

Las tareas asociadas a estas funciones son, pero no limitadas a:

Coordinar con el personal las labores

  1. Coordinar el trabajo de los choferes
  2. Confeccionar los reportes de horas extras y coordinar el pago correspondiente.
  3. Coordinar labores específicas de mantenimiento.
  4. Preparar y programar botiquines para los grupos y cursos solicitados.
  5. Programar servicios de transporte por los diferentes departamentos de CRO, estaciones de OET, investigadores individuales.

Uso y Mantenimiento de Vehículos.

  1. Responsable de la programación, asignación y control del uso de vehículos
  2. Responsable del mantenimiento preventivo y correctivo de los vehículos.
  3. Realizar negociaciones y contrataciones de servicios externos de transportes de acuerdo a las solicitudes recibidas.
  4. Coordinar con los responsables de transportes de las estaciones biológicas servicios de transportes con las unidades asignadas a los mismos.
  5. Confeccionar los reportes de facturación de los servicios de transportes proporcionados.

Realizar Compras, Pagos y Cotizaciones.

  1. Recibir solicitudes de transportes, solicitar cotizaciones, analizar ofertas.
  2. Tramitar pagos a proveedores.
  3. Administrar la caja chica de transportes, solicitud y liquidación de la misma.

Manejar documentación del departamento

  1. Realizar contratos por los servicios de transportes terrestres y acuático.

Archivar

  1. Procesar correspondencia y archivar todo lo que se produce en el puesto.

IV. Responsabilidades de supervisión: N/A

Sin embargo, coordina labores con:

  • Guardas
  • Misceláneas
  • Choferes
  • Proveedores de mantenimiento del edificio
  • Proveedores de servicio de transporte externo

V. Relaciones del puesto:

La relación que tendrá con otro personal de la OET es la siguiente:

Relaciones Internas

  • Coordinador de Operaciones
  • Coordinador de Finanzas
  • Encargada de Recursos Humanos
  • Dirección de Educación
  • Coordinador de cursos
  • Directores Científicos de Estaciones
  • Personal de Logística y Reservaciones
  • Departamentos Contables de Estaciones
  • Áreas de recepción de estaciones

Relaciones Externas

  • Proveedores
  • Transportistas
  • Empresas de Servicios

VI. Requerimientos Básicos:

  1. Educación Formal: Estudios avanzados en carrera universitaria afín al puesto (administración de negocios, ingeniería industrial, etc.).
  2. Experiencia Profesional mínima: tres años de experiencia en transporte, mantenimiento de vehículos, conocimiento de rutas del país.
  3. Manejo de personal a cargo.
  4. Inglés básico o intermedio.
  5. Beneficios:

Plaza fija con las condiciones de Ley, Asociación Solidarista, seguro médico privado.

Favor enviar su CV antes del 2 de junio 2017 incluyendo referencias laborales y pretensión salarial.

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Horticulturist, Wilson Botanical Garden
Las Cruces Biological Station
San Vito, Costa Rica

Wilson Botanical Garden seeks an experienced horticulturist to lead horticultural improvements throughout the Garden. Applicants should have knowledge of tropical plants, plant propagation, garden aesthetics and presentation, as well as garden maintenance for the purpose of improving the quality of gardens, plant collections, and public displays. The duties involve working success-fully with four Costa Rican gardeners, the taxonomist, and other staff of the Las Cruces Biologi-cal Station. The horticulturist works to establish the Garden as the interface between the forest, the public, and the research supported by the Las Cruces Biological Station.

  • develops and maintains plant collections, works hands-on in gardens with current crew
  • leads horticultural projects and garden renovations in coordination with the station director and Las Cruces Advisory Committee
  • selects plants for appropriate placement in Botanical Garden
  • propagates plants for garden planting
  • collecting and/or procuring appropriate seeds and cuttings for garden development
  • guides volunteers, interns, and students in their pre-selected Garden projects

Important considerations:

  • This position is for a 9-12 month period, with some possibility of renewal.
  • It is preferable for the applicant to speak Spanish and English.
  • Successful candidates will possess a minimum of three years of horticultural experience in a public garden or related field.

For more information about the Las Cruces Biological Station and Wilson Botanical Garden go to: http://www.ots.ac.cr/

Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter by this way.

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Resident Professor in Undergraduate Program: Ecology of Tropical Diseases (description of disease and behavior of disease in individuals, populations and communities, Zoonosis, Ecology of Disease Vectors), Research Practicum and Ethics

The Resident Professor with the OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica will be part of a field-based teaching team. This team will provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in the ecology and behavior of tropical diseases, environmental change, human health, ethnobiology, research abilities, community work, and Spanish Language and Culture. He or she will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation. Particularly, will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health, and Research Practicum courses.

This resident professor is responsible for leading the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health course specifically on the aspects related to the ecology of the diseases and their vectors. In addition, he or she will participate in the Research Practicum course, teaching statistics and research design, and thus should be comfortable with developing and conducting short research projects with students in the field and in the community. The resident professor will also be part of giving lectures in the area of tropical disease ecology and work with the rest of the semester team to define hands-on experience activities in the field, maintain the safety measures and implement emergency protocols when needed.

He or she is based in Costa Rica, and it is a full-time position. A commitment of at least four semesters is desired.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Tropical Medicin, Microbiology with professional teaching and research experience in tropical diseases.
  • A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • A strong background in experimental design and statistical analysis in projects related to tropical diseases, ecology of vectors, zoonosis.
  • Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching a plus.
  • Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus.
  • Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 9-11 weeks in the field, twice a year with the students.
  • Comfortable with living in close quarters with students and faculty at field stations around Costa Rica

To apply:

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website: cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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Resident Professor in Undergraduate Program: Introduction to Tropical Ethnobiology and Research

The Resident Professor with the OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica will be part of a field-based teaching team. This team will provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in the ecology and behavior of tropical diseases, environmental change, human health, ethnobiology, research abilities, community work, and Spanish Language and Culture. He or she will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation. Particularly, will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Ethnobiology, and Research Practicum courses.

This resident professor is responsible for leading the Tropical Ethnobiology course and assisting with teaching the Research Practicum course; thus should be comfortable with developing and guiding short but rigorous research projects with students in the field and in the community. In addition, he or she will participate in the Research Practicum course, teaching statistics and research design, and thus should be comfortable with developing and conducting short research projects with students in the field and in the community. The resident professor will also be part of giving lectures in the area of tropical ethnobiology and work with the rest of the semester team to define hands-on experience activities in the field, maintain the safety measures and implement emergency protocols when needed.

Ideal candidates will have a background in ethnobiology or a related field, such that they could complement the expertise of the other resident professors in tropical medicine and environmental change.

He or she is based in Costa Rica, and it is a full-time position. A commitment of at least four semesters is desired.

Qualifications:

  • MSc or Ph.D. in Ethnobiology with professional research experience in the tropics
  • A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • A strong background in experimental design and statistical analysis in projects related to ethnobiology (plants, fungi, insects, mammals, human culture, etc.)
  • Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching
  • Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus
  • Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 10 weeks in the field. Be willing to move to Costa Rica.

To apply:

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website: cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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Last Updated ( 05/24/17 )
 
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