First National Bank Ag/Commercial Lender in Grand Island, Nebraska

JobTitle: Ag/Commercial Lender

Date Posted: 10/01/2015


Location: Grand Island - Eagle Run Branch

City: Grand Island

State: NE

Other Locations:

Remote Option: On location worksite required

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8-5

Full/Part Time: Full-time

Posting Category: Great Plains Banks

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Job Description:


Solicit and/or develop lending opportunities to new and existing customers.

Follows the banks culture of service and sales to our customers by identifying customer needs. Promote the right bank products as solutions to fulfill the customer's needs while maintaining best interest of the bank in following credit policy.

Develop and maintain relationships in the community.

Provide services, analysis, and consultation with customers using First National Bank product lines.

Meet with present or potential loan customers, interviews them about their businesses and their loan needs to determine the best credit arrangements for the customer and the bank.

Conduct annual reviews of financial information with customers.

Assign credit analysis to support staff-perform high level review of analyst work for new and existing customers.

Participate in ensuring a high level of credit quality. Assist in ensuring that the loan portfolio is in compliance with all bank and regulator policies and regulations.

All employees are personally held accountable for adhering to the bank's Compliance Policy and all applicable banking regulations.

Analyze and evaluate financial status, risk assessment, and collateral evaluation to determine feasibility of granting loan request.

Assist in ensuring that all loan documents are properly prepared, loan files are kept current and relative, and appropriate information is forwarded to Loan Committee.

Approves loans within specified limits or recommends approval to the appropriate approving body. (Prepare credit information and present at committee for discussion.)

Prepare and review credit file to verify proper documentation and ensure compliance with internal guidelines, regulatory issues, and fair lending.

Perform regular review and rating of credits for quality and provide appropriate action plan to maintain credit integrity. Address past due loans; determine exit strategy when appropriate and carry out collection activities when necessary.

Exhibit professional behavior and promote positive working relationships.

Support the goals and strategic plan of First National Bank in the local market.

Participate in the departments' public relations efforts and activities.

Stay informed of trends, current economics and practices that affect the market and/or customers.

Be proactive and respectful in all relationships.

Be accountable for continuous best efforts to complete the job assigned.

Maintain strong community involvement.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:


Education and/or Experience


Minimum of Bachelor's degree (equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree).

Minimum 5-10 years lending experience in ag and commercial lending and business development with an emphasis on ag lending.

Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Computer literacy in Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Self starter with the drive to achieve results.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

1) Outstanding sales and business development skills.

2) Experience with and demonstrated understanding of lending policies, procedures, practices

and documentation including accounting, financial statement and cash flow analysis.

3) Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial ratios, tax returns and legal documents.

4) Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

5) Organized and detail oriented.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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