Title: IT Operations Specialist

FLSA Status:  Full-time Employee/Non-Exempt

Reports to: Vice President of Information Systems 



Our dream employee should have a varied technical background; a true “GEEK of all Trades.” The pace of our environment will ebb and flow, so be prepared to SURF or build sand castles. The ideal candidate will handle predicaments with a calm vigor and use idle time to expand their skillset, learn new technologies, and keep the IT infrastructure running smoothly. Ouray Sportswear is a Colorado based company providing decorated apparel throughout the United States for over 50 years. We support over 200 employees and have 90+ independent sales reps.

Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Manage servers including: Exchange, AD, storage, IIS, SQL, internal/external websites, ERP

    • Maintain server back-ups and disaster recovery initiatives. Including data restores as needed

    • Manage security including: firewall, software updates, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems

    • Manage system hardware including routers, switches, hubs, and UPS back-ups

    • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.

    • Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.

    • Maintain inventory and related documentation for all equipment or critical processes

    • Maintain and update all peripheral software and business systems as needed**


    • Responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user devices.

    • Provide first hand support, IT training, and troubleshooting

    • Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.**

  • 15% UTILITY (15%)

    • Conduct research on IT products and services in support of procurement and development efforts

    • Work with vendors to secure IT products and services.

    • Some night/weekend work is expected as needed to maintain systems*



  • REQ: Microsoft Stack, Active Directory, DR and Back-up systems, Server Management

  • PLUS: AS/BS degree, Network+, Security+, Server+, or equivalent/relevant work experience, VM Ware, WSUS, IIS, MS Dynamics AX

  • Core personality

  • Communication skills, both verbal and written, to all competency levels.

  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities with an attention to detail.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. **


Physical Demands / Work Environment: Reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions will be considered.

  • Mid-level to high stress and fast-paced 110K SQFT office/production environment.

  • Individuals may need to sit at a personal computer or stand for long periods of time.

  • Safely lift heavy equipment (50lbs) when needed.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor. Nothing in this job description shall create or is intended to create, or shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment, express or implied. Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.