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Chofer (Disponibilidad inmediata)

Definición del puesto:

Conduce los vehículos de la organización en labores de mensajería y transporte de representantes y grupos relacionados con las actividades propias de la OET; además debe velar por el adecuado mantenimiento del vehículo asignado.

Requisitos:

Educación:
  • Estudios de secundaria concluidos.

Experiencia:

  • Experiencia laboral como Chofer (Mínimo 5 años - mandatorio).
  • Experiencia en el manejo de todo tipo de vehículos, incluyendo 4x4 - manual y automático y microbuses tipo COASTER.
  • Experiencia en mantenimiento de vehículos y edificios (deseable).

Otros requisitos:

  • Licencias B1 y C2 al día.
  • Preferible con conocimientos del idioma inglés.
  • Experiencia laboral como Chofer de ONG’s (Organizaciones sin fines de lucro), o de grupos académicos o de turismo.
  • Conocimiento del territorio nacional, Nicaragua y Panamá (estos dos últimos países deseable).
  • Disponibilidad para laborar fines de semana y hacer giras de varios días dentro y fuera del país.

Competencias personales:

  • Alto nivel de responsabilidad y profesionalismo.
  • Excelente servicio al cliente.
  • Proactivo(a), discreto(a), minucioso (a).
  • Ordenado(a), organizada(o), honesta (o).
  • Capacidad para trabajar bajo presión.
  • Destrezas para trabajar en equipo.
  • Buenas habilidades interpersonales.
  • Capacidad de relacionarse con personas de diferentes nacionalidades.
  • Buena comunicación.
  • Capacidad de aprendizaje y adaptabilidad al trabajo.
  • Buena presentación personal.

Funciones básicas:

  • Revisar diariamente el vehículo que está a su cargo.
  • Traslado a las Estaciones Biológicas de OET y otros sitios dentro del territorio nacional visitados por los cursos, funcionarios y grupos, en forma eficiente y respetuosa.
  • Brindar soporte en distintas gestiones, envíos de correspondencia y otros, tales como trámites bancarios, pago a la C.C.S.C., al I.N.S, pagos de impuestos, y gestiones varias en general.
  • Apoyar a los coordinadores en el campo durante las giras en labores relacionadas con su puesto y habilidades.
  • Realizar cuando sea necesario, labores menores de mantenimiento y bodega en las oficinas centrales, asignadas por su jefe inmediato.
  • Presentar en la oficina de Transportes, la liquidación del adelanto de gastos 3 días hábiles después de finalizada la gira.
  • Presentar por escrito a la brevedad posible, cualquier anomalía o accidente que se presentara con el vehículo asignado.
  • Presentar en forma clara y precisa los informes de kilometraje, horas extra, etc, según los tiempos estipulados por la oficina de transportes.
  • Cualquier otra función que le asigne su jefe inmediato dentro de las características del puesto y las capacidades del funcionario(a).

Beneficios:

Plaza fija con las condiciones de ley, Asociación Solidarista, seguro médico privado, entre otros beneficios. Favor enviar su CV por este medio, incluyendo referencias laborales, aspiraciones salariales, certificación de partes emitida por el COSEVI, certificación de licencia(s) de conducir, documento de pensión alimenticia, hoja de delincuencia, fotocopia del pasaporte vigente al día.

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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 ( 02/16/17 )
 
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