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We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

First State Bank is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click hereto view the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster. Click hereto view in other languages. If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email HumanResource@firststatebank.biz. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please email HumanResource@firststatebank.biz. This email is created to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

Opportunity to Identify Race/Ethnicity/Gender/Disability/Veterans Status

Due to federal reporting requirements, FIRST STATE BANK is required to give all employees and applicants the opportunity to identify race/ethnicity, gender, protected veterans and/or disability statuses.

FIRST STATE BANK is committed to the provision of equal opportunity employment for all qualified persons in all job classifications in recruitment, selection and promotion without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status, veteran status or any other protected status. Submission of this information is voluntary and is not considered in employment decisions. This information will be kept separate from the employment files, and is considered confidential.

 Voluntary self-Identification of disability                           Invitation to Self-Identify

To Apply

Apply Online

Refer to the links above to complete the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form and the Invitation to Self-Identify form. Once completed, click the Apply Now button below.

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Email your resume:

DEBORAH ROGERS or to Melissa Doll

Fax your resume:

815-538-7050

Mail your resume:

First State Bank
706 Washington St.
Mendota, IL 61342

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

Current Open Positions


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.

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

Full-Time Teller, Bloomington

FIRST STATE BANK’S Bloomington branch has an opening for a Full-Time Teller. Full-Time hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:15-4:15 or 8:30-5:30, and Saturdays as scheduled. It is possible the schedule referred to in the previous sentence could be on a rotation basis. Schedule will be provided by the branch supervisor.

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

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
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Vista Club Coordinator with back-up Teller Duties, Bloomington

Department: Vista Club/Bloomington

Reports to: Vista Club Manager

Job Summary

First State Bank is looking primarily for a Vista Club coordinator who has the flexibility to multi-task as a teller as required. The primary duties are to market First State Bank’s travel club to its existing members/markets. The job of a Vista Club coordinator is to interact with its customers, as well as plan, coordinate and execute all Vista Club travel arrangements under the supervision of the Vista Club Manager.

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Vista Club Coordinator Essential Duties/Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Market Vista Club in First State Bank markets. Work with different venues, and advertising sources such as newspaper, radio, etc. as needed and as budget allows.
  • Research, plan and coordinate future Vista Club trips in your market. This will require working with the vendor. You will be responsible for reviewing the contracts of each trip. Trips will be reviewed and approved by the Vista Club Manager.
  • Communication is key when working with the other coordinators.
  • Must be able to escort day trips as well as extended trips.
  • Enjoy working with Vista Club members who are 50 years old or better. Be willing to work with any special needs required for this age group.
  • Process deposits/payments for trip. Update check registers on the fileserver. Make payments to vendors.
  • Helpful to have knowledge of Publisher to assist in generating the quarterly Newsletter.
  • Assist in maintaining all current Vista information on First State Bank’s website.
  • Plan and prepare for meetings that will introduce new trips. Also, be able to assemble the information required for Document meetings. This will include organizing the materials needed for the trip such as name badges, venue tickets, tips, additional guidelines, etc.
  • Report to the Vista Club Manager on a regular basis the activity of the club, i.e. organize calls/meetings to review the progress of the trips taking place, as well as future trip ideas.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a mature, professional person with an outgoing personality who is detail-oriented, well-organized and self-motivated. This person has 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to clearly communicate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft products including Word, Excel, Publisher.
  • Strong understanding of marketing, branding, strategy/development and project management.
  • Travel industry experience and knowledge preferred but not required.
  • Willing to learn bank policies, procedures and general banking practices.
  • Represent and promote the bank and its various banking products.
  • Requires being able to multi-task.

 This position is a non-exempt, full-time, hourly position.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Full-Time Teller/CSR, North Aurora

FIRST STATE BANK’S North Aurora 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 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

 

Commercial Loan Portfolio Assistant, North Aurora

Job Summary:
To manage and monitor commercial loans held in portfolio in our Northern Illinois Market. Work closely with local management to keep files in compliance with loan policies and procedures. Help facilitate the origination, documenting and on-going monitoring of commercial loans to help grow the bank’s share of the Northern Illinois commercial loan market. This includes understanding the credit function, loan processing, loan documentation, loan follow-up and servicing procedures that are necessary to complete the day-to-day duties of this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Receive, organize and review all financial data and determine the need for additional information related to the credit request (new or existing)
  • Review and discuss client accounts to ensure proper documentation is obtained at loan inception and on an ongoing basis
  • Facilitate/Manage new loans, renewals, extensions, and modifications by generating loan documents in accordance with bank policy and approvals
  • Limit, manage and clear loan documentation exceptions
  • Learn/Manage the Abrigo system and its functions

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and produce results
  • Strong desire to excel in a competitive environment
  • Detail oriented, energetic, team player & willingness to learn and grow
  • College degree preferred or equivalent work experience in banking/lending
  • 1 to 2 years of credit analysis or previous lending (residential or commercial) experience preferred
  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize, organize, problem-solve, and follow up is essential
  • Interact with team members in a professional and personable manner

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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Controller, Mendota

JOB TITLE: Controller
DEPARTMENT: Accounting
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

General Functions:
The Controller will provide support to the Chief Financial Officer with day to day accounting operations. This person will have strong quantitative and interpersonal skills, as well as proficiency in accounting functions and software programs, including an extensive knowledge of Excel. The qualified candidate will work in Mendota, Monday through Friday, and every 3rd Saturday.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing the Accounting department staff
  • Oversee the monthly financial reporting process and timely submission of reports
  • Preparation of monthly financial, liquidity and capital reports
  • Oversee monthly ALCO process
  • Oversee monthly tax provision
  • Preparation of quarterly, annual, and other regulatory reports
  • Oversee balancing of various general ledger accounts
  • Oversee annual escheatment process
  • Provide backup to other departmental functions, as needed
  • Assist in department projects, as needed
  • Responsible for report writing
  • Responsible for forecasts and budgeting
  • Acts as liaison for FDIC, internal, and external examinations
  • Participation in annual Strategic Planning

Required Qualifications:

  • Will be required to work from the Mendota office
  • CPA is preferred or possess strong accounting knowledge and experience, including:
    • Experience with regulatory filings and agencies
    • Knowledge of banking regulations and Accounting standards
  • Ability to implement software changes, as needed
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically in Excel) and Fiserv (preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to confidentiality

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Previous accounting experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of banking experience

 Exempt, Salaried Position

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Human Resource Support Staff, Mendota

JOB TITLE:  Human Resource Support Staff
DEPARTMENT:  Human Resources
REPORTS TO:   Vice President – Human Resources

JOB SUMMARY:
The Human Resource Support staff works under the supervision of the VP - Human Resources. The HR Support staff is self-motivated and has the experience to support the HR department. Responsibilities will include organizing and maintaining personnel records, payroll, benefits, respond to employee questions and concerns, and other duties as described below. Our job, on a daily basis, is to provide “customer service” to our employees.

DUTIES will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist with the day to day operations of the HR functions and duties, as assigned.
  • Become familiar with First State Bank’s HR management system, currently UltiPro/UKG in order to prepare and maintain employment records.
  • Responsible for payroll processing, including computing wages, confirming employee salaries are accurate and paid on schedule.
  • Assist with conducting benefit enrollment process.
  • Address employee relation issues, including but not limited to, work complaints, employee concerns.
  • Perform file audits to ensure that all required employee documentation is collected and maintained.
  • Analyze policies to ensure compliance with legal requirements, including both Federal and State.
  •  Assist in developing job descriptions for job postings internally, as well as on the bank website and Indeed.
  • Maintain compliance with First State Bank’s Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Must be able to protect confidentiality of applicants and employees at all times

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to prioritize workload and plan work activities to use time efficiently.
  • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate a proficient level of professional skill and/or knowledge in employment law (i.e. federal, state, Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, Affirmative Action, etc.).
  • Knowledge and ability to use applicable software systems to meet work needs.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to clearly communicate issues to all levels of management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:

  • Associate degree in HR-related field required; Bachelor’s preferred.
  • At least 2 to 4 years of related administrative experience.

Exempt, Salaried Position

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Part-Time Teller, Peru

FIRST STATE BANK’S Peru branch has an opening for a Part-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 the Fiserv teller product 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 position is a non-exempt, part-time, hourly position. Hours will be dependent on the needs of the branch, 15 to 25 hours per week, including 2 to 3 Saturdays per month, as scheduled. May be required to fill in for vacation, sick and other times as needed.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

 

 

 

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