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We're passionate about providing exceptional service to the communities we're a part of. If you share that passion, consider joining our team! You'll enjoy a wonderful place to work with great perks and benefits.

See our current job opportunities below — then apply online, in person, or send us your resume.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K/Profit Sharing Plan
  • Wellness Program

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DEBORAH ROGERS or to Melissa Doll

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815-538-7050

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First State Bank
706 Washington St.
Mendota, IL 61342

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Open Positions

Full-Time Teller, St. Charles

 

FIRST STATE BANK’S St. Charles branch has an opening for a Full-Time Teller.

This is a responsible position requiring initiative and knowledge of services available to customers.

Teller duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives cash and checks for deposit, verifies amounts, and looks for check endorsements. Examines cash carefully to guard against acceptance of counterfeit bills.
  • Cashes checks for customers after verifying identification and checking account balances in accordance with bank policy.
  • Enter transactions into Integrated Teller computer system and issue customer receipts.
  • Count cash balance at beginning of shift and balances cash and checks against computer records at end of shift.
  • Prepare cashier's checks.
  • Explain bank services and charges to customers.
  • Observe suspicious behavior and reports any such activity to head teller and/or security personnel as appropriate. In the event of a robbery, remains calm and follows bank procedures to safeguard customers and staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Willing to learn bank policies, procedures and general banking practices.
  • Requires a mature, professional person with an outgoing personality, and the ability to conduct themselves with tact, courtesy, and have a genuine desire to serve others.
  • Possess the necessary judgment that is required to assess, interpret and meet the needs of customers.
  • Represent and promote the bank and its various banking products.
  • Requires multi-tasking while paying attention to detail and accuracy in handling various negotiable instruments.
  • A thorough knowledge of forms and proper use of them in processing the various transactions is essential (training will be provided).

 

 This is a non-exempt, hourly position.


Full-Time Loan Processor, North Aurora

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:
This person is responsible for clerical work of moderate complexity that follows well established procedures. The Loan Processor is responsible for bookkeeping, title processing, computer skills, general clerical and typing ability. With regard to the Essential Duties & Responsibilities listed below, training will be provided.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Provide support to the lenders to assist in loan closing, loan documentation, loan modifications, and loan servicing. Participate in and adhere to processes to expedite the loan closing and servicing functions, providing professional and dependable support.
  • Responsible for booking loans, processing pending loans and related duties in commercial loan documentation and processing efficiently, accurately and in adherence to loan documentation regulations and guidelines.
  • Ensures timeliness and accuracy of all loan disbursements, collection of all fees, controls of advances, proper documentation in place to support disbursements, and reconciliation of disbursements with proper internal controls.
  • Responsible for the collection and maintenance of customer information. This includes updating and maintenance of tracking systems and the generation of periodic reports. Responsibility includes maintenance of all credit files in an acceptable manner.

Additional Functions:

  • Attends Loan department meetings as assigned.
  • Prepares various Loan department reports as assigned
  • Participates in Loan department projects and initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time management and accuracy
  • Organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Detail oriented, energetic, team player & willingness to learn and grow
  • Hours will be Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as scheduled.

 Position: Non-Exempt, Hourly

Full-Time Teller/CSR, Geneva

FIRST STATE BANK’S Geneva Branch has an opening for a Full-Time Teller/CSR.

This is a responsible position requiring initiative and knowledge of services available to customers.

Teller duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives cash and checks for deposit, verifies amounts, and looks for check endorsements. Examines cash carefully to guard against acceptance of counterfeit bills
  • Cashes checks for customers after verifying identification and checking account balances in accordance with bank policy
  • Enter transactions into the Fiserv teller product and issue customer receipts
  • Redeem Savings bonds
  • Process credit card cash advances
  • Count cash balance at beginning of shift and balances cash and checks against computer records at end of shift
  • Prepare bank cashier’s checks
  • Explain bank services and charges to customers
  • Observe suspicious behavior and reports any such activity to head teller and/or security personnel as appropriate. In the event of a robbery, remains calm and follows bank procedures to safeguard customers and staff
  • Balance ATM and coin machines

 

CSR duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering phones
  • Troubleshooting a variety of customer issues
  • Opening accounts in Navigator/Fiserv (personal & business) including HSA, IRA, & Trust accounts
  • Assist customers with opening or renewing Certificates of Deposit
  • Closing accounts
  • Placing check orders
  • Scanning
  • Back up each CSR
  • Be knowledgeable of Patriot Act

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Willing to learn bank policies, procedures and general banking practices
  • Requires a mature, professional person with an outgoing personality, and the ability to conduct themselves with tact, courtesy, and have a genuine desire to serve others
  • Possess the necessary judgment that is required to assess, interpret and meet the needs of customers
  • Represent and promote the bank and its various banking products
  • Requires multi-tasking while paying attention to detail and accuracy in handling various negotiable instruments
  • A thorough knowledge of forms and proper use of them in processing the various transactions is essential (training will be provided)

 

 This is a non-exempt hourly position. Work schedule will be Monday through Friday and Saturdays as scheduled.

Full-Time Teller/CSR, Batavia

FIRST STATE BANK’S Batavia branch has a Full-Time Teller/CSR opening.

This is a responsible position requiring initiative and knowledge of services available to customers.

Teller duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives cash and checks for deposit, verifies amounts, and looks for check endorsements. Examines cash carefully to guard against acceptance of counterfeit bills
  • Cashes checks for customers after verifying identification and checking account balances in accordance with bank policy
  • Enter transactions into the Fiserv teller product and issue customer receipts
  • Redeem Savings bonds
  • Process credit card cash advances
  • Count cash balance at beginning of shift and balances cash and checks against computer records at end of shift
  • Prepare cashier's checks
  • Explain bank services and charges to customers
  • Observe suspicious behavior and reports any such activity to head teller and/or security personnel as appropriate. In the event of a robbery, remains calm and follows bank procedures to safeguard customers and staff
  • Balance ATM and coin machines

Required Qualifications:

  • Willing to learn bank policies, procedures and general banking practices
  • Requires a mature, professional person with an outgoing personality, and the ability to conduct themselves with tact, courtesy, and have a genuine desire to serve others
  • Possess the necessary judgment that is required to assess, interpret and meet the needs of customers
  • Represent and promote the bank and its various banking products
  • Requires multi-tasking while paying attention to detail and accuracy in handling various negotiable instruments
  • A thorough knowledge of forms and proper use of them in processing the various transactions is essential (training will be provided)

 

CSR duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering phones
  • Troubleshooting a variety of customer issues
  • Opening accounts in Navigator/Fiserv (personal & business) including HSA, IRA, & Trust accounts
  • Assist customers with opening or renewing Certificates of Deposit
  • Closing accounts
  • Placing check orders
  • Scanning
  • Back up each CSR
  • Be knowledgeable of Patriot Act

 This position is a non-exempt hourly position.  Work schedule will be Monday through Friday and every other Saturday.

Full-time Teller/CSR, Plaza Mendota

FIRST STATE BANK’S Plaza branch has an opening for a Full-Time Teller/CSR.

This is a responsible position requiring initiative and knowledge of services available to customers.

Teller duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives cash and checks for deposit, verifies amounts, and looks for check endorsements. Examines cash carefully to guard against acceptance of counterfeit bills.
  • Cashes checks for customers after verifying identification and checking account balances in accordance with bank policy.
  • Enter transactions into the Fiserv teller product and issue customer receipts.
  • Redeem Savings Bonds.
  • Count cash balance at beginning of shift and balances cash and checks against computer records at end of shift.
  • Prepare cashier's checks.
  • Explain bank services and charges to customers.
  • Observe suspicious behavior and reports any such activity to head teller and/or security personnel as appropriate. In the event of a robbery, remains calm and follows bank procedures to safeguard customers and staff.
  • Balance ATM and coin machines.

 

CSR duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering phones.
  • Troubleshooting a variety of customer issues.
  • Opening accounts in Navigator/Fiserv (personal & business) including HSA, IRA, & Trust accounts.
  • Assist customers with opening or renewing Certificates of Deposit.
  • Closing accounts.
  • Placing check orders.
  • Scanning.
  • Be knowledgeable of Patriot Act.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Willing to learn bank policies, procedures and general banking practices.
  • Requires a mature, professional person with an outgoing personality, and the ability to conduct themselves with tact, courtesy, and have a genuine desire to serve others.
  • Possess the necessary judgment that is required to assess, interpret and meet the needs of customers.
  • Represent and promote the bank and its various banking products.
  • Requires multi-tasking while paying attention to detail and accuracy in handling various negotiable instruments.
  • A thorough knowledge of forms and proper use of them in processing the various transactions is essential (training will be provided).

This position is a non-exempt, full-time, hourly position. Work Schedule will be Monday through Friday including Saturdays as scheduled.

Agricultural Lender, Mendota

First State Bank has an opening for a Full-Time Agricultural Lender at its Mendota location.

Job Title: Agricultural Lender

Department: Loans

Reports to: Sr. Vice President, Commercial/Agricultural

General Functions:
This individual will be responsible to manage and grow the existing agricultural loan portfolio. Has the ability to analyze loan applications, audit loan files and counsel customers. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining high-quality account relationships with Ag customers while adhering to the bank’s loan policy, and state and federal regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Inspect farm operations, analyzing the use of land, labor management and capital, and developing projections used to extend credit
  • Conduct field inspections of farming operations at regular intervals to update projections and ensure loans remain properly secured
  • Maintain current knowledge of agricultural market conditions and real estate prices to accurately determine valuations in support of loans
  • Participate in agricultural associations to aid in developing farm business and keep abreast of conditions affecting the industry, and advise other team members and team leaders of potential customers, changes and problems
  • Make decisions involved in farm management, including inspection, annual reports, buying and marketing. Work closely with Trust department in following proper procedure
  • Adhere to policy and procedure as established by management
  • Make loans within assigned limits; others to be submitted to Officer Loan Committee
  • Be able to perform financial evaluations of existing and potential customers to support lending functions, as well as risk rate customers
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Sr. Lending Officer

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field such as Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Two (2) or more years of previous banking experience in agricultural lending or commercial banking .  Pay will be commensurate with experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with computer literacy in Windows, Word and Excel
  • Position requires a team player with excellent and effective personal skills
  • Must be able to interact with co-workers and the general public in a professional manner
  • Be able to maintain respect and confidentiality regarding customer financial information
  • Community commitment is a must

 

 Exempt, Salaried Position

 

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