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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

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.
  • 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.  

Part-Time Teller, Waterman

FIRST STATE BANK’S Waterman 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 Fiserv 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 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.

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 position is non-exempt hourly, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with Saturdays as scheduled.

FULL-TIME COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST

FIRST STATE BANK’S Mendota branch has an opening for a Full-Time Collections Specialist.

Job Summary:
The Collections Specialist will be responsible for contacting, documenting and collection of delinquent mortgage loans. This position will work with the borrower to ensure mortgage loan payments are received and all communication with the borrower is properly documented and made within the applicable FNMA, FHLMC and FHLBC (GSEs) timeframes. The Collections Specialist will have knowledge of workout options available to delinquent borrowers and make recommendations to mitigate loss on the servicing portfolio. The Collections Specialist will also be responsible for delinquency reporting to the GSE on a timely basis.

 

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Contact and monitor delinquent accounts for the servicing portfolio
  • Document all account activity and conversations with borrowers through collection systems
  • Make recommendations for loss mitigation and workout strategies as appropriate
  • Ensure that default notification guidelines, as provided by FNMA, FHLMC and FHLBC, are properly followed
  • Complete monthly Mortgage Insurance and investor delinquency reporting
  • Prepare documentation to attorneys for properties going to foreclosure
  • Prepare extensive detailed loss analysis to management
  •  Prepare and send packets for loan modification programs to borrowers. Follow-up with borrowers to ensure proper documentation is returned in a timely fashion
  • Ensure vacant properties are routinely inspected and occupancy established
  • Maintain accurate and well-organized loan files on delinquent accounts
  • Responsible for complying with all Bank and GSE policies and Federal and State banking laws and regulations
  • Assist in all other functions of the Loan Servicing department
  • Other duties or projects as assigned by management

Qualifications Include:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Possess excellent communication (written and verbal) and customer service skills
  • Fiserv Premier experience a huge plus
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to learn on their own and make sound decisions based upon department, bank policies, procedures, knowledge and experience
  • Prior work experience in collections or customer service a huge plus

This position will be located in the Mendota Loan Servicing Department and report to the V.P. Loan Servicing Manager. This is a  non-exempt, hourly

Full-Time/Part-Time Teller, North Aurora

FIRST STATE BANK’S North Aurora branch has an opening for a Full-Time or 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 Fiserv 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:

  • This person needs to be knowledgeable of bank policies, procedures, and general banking practices. Mature judgment is required to interpret and meet the needs of customers.
  • The frequent customer contact requires an outgoing personality, tact, courtesy, and genuine desire to serve others.
  • This position requires attention to detail and accuracy in handling various negotiable instruments. Thorough knowledge of forms and proper use of them in processing the various transactions is essential (training will be provided)

 

Full-Time Residential Mortgage Loan Processor, Mendota

FIRST STATE BANK has an opening for a Full-Time Residential Loan Processor at the Main Bank.

This person is responsible for clerical work of moderate complexity that follows well established procedures.

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for bookkeeping and title processing
  • Loan Documentation
  • Loan Booking
  • Loan follow-up (training will be provided)
  • Assist customers with general questions regarding loan products and services
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to your co-workers

Requirements:

  • Individual must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Time management
  • Strong Organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel and Word
  • Detail oriented, enthusiastic, positive, effective under pressure, flexible, self-starter and has the drive to learn and grow in a fast pace environment

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • 2 – 4 years of experience in banking or financial services, a plus

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

Part-Time Teller, Mendota

FIRST STATE BANK’S Main 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 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.
  • Phone support.
  • Returned mail support.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • This person needs to be knowledgeable of bank policies, procedures, and general banking practices. Mature judgment is required to interpret and meet the needs of customers.
  • The frequent customer contact requires an outgoing personality, tact, courtesy, and genuine desire to serve others.
  • This position requires attention to detail and accuracy in handling various negotiable instruments. 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, approximately 20 to 25 hours per week, including Saturdays as scheduled. May be required to fill in for vacation, sick and other times as needed.

Full-Time Teller, Rochelle

 

FIRST STATE BANK’S Rochelle 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.

Branch Manager for the First State Bank Waterman Branch

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:
This is a responsible position which requires knowledge of Bank policies, procedures and general banking practices. It also requires detailed knowledge of banking functions and awareness of the individuals within the Bank who are responsible for these functions. The branch manager will have contact with customers and the public, conducting relationships in a manner that will enhance the overall marketing effort of the bank.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Accountable for opening and closing the facility.
  • Provide customer service and promote customer goodwill by answering customer inquiries and providing general information regarding Bank products and services.
  • Train personnel in all required areas of performance, and is able to perform the duties of CSR/Teller.
  • Supervise and schedule employee hours; as well as keep a record of hours worked.
  • Works closely with the AVP of Operations in the hiring, coaching, and development of the office staff.
  • Maintain and encourage a positive attitude in the workplace to achieve a good working knowledge of company goals.
  • Observe suspicious behavior; in the event of a robbery, remain calm and follow bank procedures to safeguard customers and staff.
  • Is responsible for building upkeep and maintenance.
  • Participate in community activities in the vicinity of the branch location to enhance public awareness of the bank and to leave a positive impression of the bank.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure.
  • Able to articulate well.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the banking industry.  

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

  

Full-time CSR, Mendota

FIRST STATE BANK’S Main branch in Mendota has an opening for a Full-Time CSR.

This is a responsible position requiring initiative and knowledge of services available to customers.
This is a full time position, Monday through Friday and Saturdays as scheduled.

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

  • Opening new accounts/streamline
  • Check back daily maintenance
  • Assist customers with opening or renewing Certificates of Deposit
  • Placing check orders
  • Scanning
  • Back/up CSR’s in department at main branch; as well as offer support to CSR’s at all branches
  • Be knowledgeable of Patriot Act

Qualifications:

  • Mature judgment is required to interpret and meet the needs of customers.
  • The frequent customer contact requires an outgoing personality, tact, courtesy, and genuine desire to serve others.
  • This position requires attention to detail and accuracy in handling various negotiable instruments. Training will be provided to acquire knowledge of forms and proper use of them in processing various banking transactions. Knowledge of bank policies, procedures, and general banking practices is a plus.

 This is a non-exempt, hourly position

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.

Quality Control Assistant

Job Summary:

The Quality Control Assistant will work under the supervision of the Risk Officer in the Loan department. This position will be primarily responsible for analyzing loan transactions across the residential, consumer, commercial, and agriculture lines of business to ensure First State Bank’s Loan department operates within the parameters of banking laws and regulations.

Major Job Duties: 

  • Develop and maintain a strong technical understanding of relevant banking laws, regulations, and regulatory guidance applicable to First State Bank loan products and processes.
  • Ensure Loan department policies and procedures are appropriate and reflect current banking laws and regulations.
  • Perform reviews of new loans to ensure accuracy of information on core system.
  • Assist with ongoing HMDA data validations and regulatory compliance reviews.
  • Assist with the completion of monthly and quarterly reports to management and/or the board of directors.
  • Assist with the completion of regulatory examinations and annual audits.
  • Collaborate with the major loan department lines of business to enhance processes or practices that have been noted in compliance reviews, regulatory exams, or audits.
  • Participate in relevant compliance risk assessments to determine residual risks in the bank’s lending activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the Loan department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior banking experience with a preference towards lending knowledge ideal but not required.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with an ability to identify relevant information and communicate in a concise manner.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work, operate under tight deadlines, and multitask while remaining detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Work effectively in both team settings and individually, including the ability to work at times with little supervision.

 

 Qualifications: 

Qualified candidates should have sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities identified above in order to perform the job well. Must exercise discipline, demonstrate good judgment, have integrity and be respectful in order to be successful in this role.

This is a non-exempt, hourly position.

 

 

 

 

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