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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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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 Loan Servicing Specialist - Collections 

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

Job Summary:
The Loan Servicing Specialist is responsible for providing the best service possible to both bank customers and staff in working with all loans serviced by First State Bank while adhering to bank, agency and regulatory policies and guidelines. This position helps in all aspects of loan servicing by answering customer calls, processing mail, calling delinquent borrowers and working with government agencies for best delinquency resolutions, reviewing insurance documents, updating customer records and preparing mortgage releases.

 

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Provide complete and comprehensive service to bank customers and staff
  • Process customer loan payments
  • Answer department phone calls
  • Process insurance (hazard & flood) policies and renewals
  • Review delinquent real estate taxes- follow up with the customer for payment and add escrow for taxes if not paid
  • Monitor insurance coverage for all Real Estate secured loans by renewals and cancelations through recurring schedules and exception reports in the Aurora Document System
  • Contact customers, Insurance agents and/or companies, and Loan Officers as necessary to ensure correct and adequate information and documentation on file
  • 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 Government agencies
  • Complete monthly Mortgage Insurance and investor delinquency reporting
  • Process closed residential mortgage loan files
  • Maintain core processing system on residential loans
  • Assist in all  activities in the department and other duties and/or special 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  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 position.

Part-Time Teller, Plaza Branch Mendota

FIRST STATE BANK’S Plaza 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:

  • 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 15 to 25 hours per week, including Saturdays as scheduled. May be required to fill in for vacation, sick and other times as needed.

Commercial Loan Servicing Specialist

First State Bank has an opening for a Commercial Loan Servicing Specialist who will report to the Manager of the Commercial Loan Servicing department with work location at either North Aurora or Mendota.

Job Summary:

The Commercial Loan Servicing Specialist is responsible for providing the best service possible to both bank customers and staff in working with all loans serviced by FSB while adhering to Bank, agency and regulatory policies and guidelines. This position processes insurance received by mail, monitors insurance coverage and documentation, handles customer service calls, and any related document retention via the imaging system.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide complete and comprehensive service to bank customers and staff
  • Process Payoff Cards and all Collateral Releases
  • Review, with Loan Officers, daily Notices, including, but not limited to, Maturity, Past Due, Payment Change and Rate Changes Notices
  • Monitor and review Loan Technical Exceptions through Aurora Documents and the Core Processing System
  • Processes insurance (hazard & flood) policies, renewals, and cancelations for all Commercial real estate secured loans
  • Review insurance policies for adequate coverage amounts, Mortgagee clause and deductibles in accordance with regulatory and bank guidelines. Resolve any discrepancies with customers, Insurance agent or companies or bank staff as necessary
  • Monitor insurance coverage for all Real Estate secured loans by renewals and cancelations through recurring schedules and exception reports in the Aurora Document System
  • Contact customers, Insurance agents and/or companies, and Loan Officers as necessary to ensure correct and adequate information and documentation on file
  • Work with Flood insurance service provider in determining proper classification of a property with respect to flood zones and resolve any deficiencies
  • Scan in and maintain all pertinent documentation and recurring schedules into the imaging system
  • Works with core system to update and maintain collateral records
  • Work with customers and bank staff to maintain/update information in the Core System as necessary
  • Post payments received in the mail monitoring for full and partial payments
  • Assist in all activities in the department and other duties and/or special projects as assigned by management

Secondary Duties: 

  • Account maintenance on core data processing system (i.e. payment reversals, Mods, aft/ach, wires, etc.)
  • Processing pay off request and pay offs.
  • Work with Charged-off accounts with bank staff & collection agencies placing and monitoring accounts and preparing reports and information
  • Work with daily monitoring reports, including but not limited to Suspect Payoffs, Tran Code Change and eStatement Reports

 

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 customer service a huge plus

 

This is a non-exempt, hourly position.  

 

Full-Time Teller/CSR, Plaza Branch Mendota

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 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.
  • Redeem Savings bonds.
  • Process credit card cash advances.
  • Balance ATM and coin machines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Willing to learn bank policies, procedures and general banking practices.
  • Requires someone 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 pones
  • 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 Saturdays as scheduled.

Full-Time Teller/CSR, Batavia

 

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 Teller computer system 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 

     

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 every other Saturday.

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 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.

Part-Time Teller, West Brooklyn 

FIRST STATE BANK’S West Brooklyn 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, approximately 15 to 25 hours per week, including Saturdays as scheduled. May be required to fill in for vacation, sick and other times as needed.

Part-Time Teller/CSR, McNabb 

FIRST STATE BANK'S McNabb Branch has an opening for a Part-Time Teller/CSR.

This is a responsible position requiring initiative and knowledge of services available to customers.  We are looking for a part-time candidate that will be willing to work 15 to 25 hours per week including Saturdays as required.  This is a non-exempt, hourly position.

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
  • 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
  • Balance ATM and coin machines
  • Other duties as assigned

 

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

  • Answering phones
  • Troubleshooting a variety of customer issues
  • Opening accounts in streamline (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 Ac

 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). 


 

 

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