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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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First State Bank
706 Washington St.
Mendota, IL 61342

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Current Open Positions

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FULL-TIME LOAN PROCESSOR, MENDOTA

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

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.  Duties and responsibilities will include loan documentation, loan booking, and loan follow up (training will be provided).

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
  • Previous consumer loan processing & mortgage loan processing background, a plus
  • Hours will be Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as scheduled.

Position:  Non-Exempt, Hourly

FULL-TIME TELLER SUPERVISOR, MENDOTA

FIRST STATE BANK’S Main branch, Mendota has an opening for a Teller Supervisor.

The Teller Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of Teller staff, all Teller functions associated with processing customer transactions, and providing routine banking services at the Main bank located in Mendota. This position requires strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills in order to motivate staff and effectively organize and delegate duties among the Teller staff.  The Teller Supervisor will provide optimal customer service while processing customer transactions, an openness to new ideas, and the ability to identify process improvements. 

Teller Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing customer transactions as well as assisting other Tellers with more complex transactions.
  • Manages Teller work schedules, monitors overtime and assigns tasks as needed throughout the day.
  • Verifies the accuracy of Teller timesheets, and approve timesheets.
  • Approves Teller time off requests and ensure proper Teller line coverage.
  • Leads and identifies coaching opportunities for direct reports. Conducts annual performance reviews.
  • Identifies training needs of Teller staff.
  • Ensures that Tellers properly use and follow guidelines.
  • Observes suspicious behavior and reports any such activity to management.
  • Leads by example by demonstrating excellent customer services skills and adhering to all policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates and encourages open communication with staff.
  • Ensures that Tellers balance out at drawer limits daily per Bank policy & perform teller cash audits.
  • Trains new Tellers to ensure procedures are understood and executed properly to adhere to internal controls.
  • Establishes clear and on-going communication with management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Administrate Integrated Teller software for bank and assist with periodic updates to the system.


Requirements

  • Individual must have excellent customer service and oral communication skills.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant financial institution experience required.
  • Requires strong planning and time management skills. Must be a self-starter and an excellent team player.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Position:  Non-Exempt, Hourly

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 Vertex 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

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).

Hours include Saturdays, as scheduled, fill in for vacation, sick and other times as needed.

FULL-TIME TELLER/CSR, GENEVA

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 ASSISTANT AUDITOR, MENDOTA

JOB TITLE:            Assistant Auditor

DEPARTMENT:      Audit

REPORTS TO:       VP – Auditing

JOB SUMMARY:

An Auditing Assistant works under the supervision of the VP – Auditing.  An Auditing Assistant is self-motivated and will be responsible for assisting the internal audit department in coordinating First State Mortgage (FSM) and/or FSB audit activities.  Ensure that the FSM and/or FSB is complying with relevant laws and statutes.  Evaluate internal control and make recommendations on how to improve.  Assess risk and the efficacy of FSM and/or FSB’s risk management efforts relevant to Federal Regulations.

DUTIES will include but not be limited to:

  • Review existing operations and procedures to ascertain compliance with FSM and/or bank policies’, laws and regulations.
  • To assist external auditors and coordinate FSM and/or FSB internal audit to help achieve the objectives.
  • To plan internal audits and coordinate required activities in such a manner as to efficiently achieve FSM and/or FSB operating objectives as well as audit objectives.  This may mean requesting that bank personnel assist with certain audit activities.
  • To maintain a professional level of industry and audit proficiency through appropriate training, education and learning efforts.
  • Become and remain current on fraud schemes and detection on insider fraud
  • Provide support for any fraud investigations
  • Any additional job duties that may be requested of you.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledgeable in Mortgage banking laws and regulations.
  • Must be able to prioritize workload and plan work activities as to use time efficiently.
  • Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to independently monitor work for quality.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • 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. Qualified candidate must have discipline, Integrity, detail oriented, teamwork, good communication, and able to work with little supervision.

Associate degree required; Bachelor’s preferred.

Position:  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.

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).

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