Employment Opportunities

Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services are equal opportunity providers and employers.

About Our Hiring Process:
Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services are financial institutions with a structured hiring process. Our corporate office is located at 1200 US Highway 45 in Eldorado IL. Whenever we accept applications outside of the bank, we advertise in local newspapers and through online websites. We may post at universities and job placement offices. Jobs are posted on our website as well.

We will advertise a date for application screening to begin and will accept applications until the position is filled. Once the screening deadline has passed, management staff will begin reviewing applications for qualifications and experience and select candidates for interviews. When interviews, reference checks, and in some cases, job-related skills testing occurs, a recommendation regarding hiring the candidate best suited to the position is made to the CEO. Once a vacancy has been filled, the status of the opening will be noted on our website and no further action will be taken on other submitted applications.

The Application Process:

  • To apply for a job, you must submit an up-to-date resume.
  • Applicants for employment are also invited to participate in the company's Affirmative Action Program by voluntarily reporting their status as disabled, protected veteran, or other minority. In extending this invitation, you are also advised that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond, but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the Human Resources Department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include our Affirmative Action Program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage the disabled, protected veterans, women and minorities to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.
  • We only accept applications for employment when there is a current job opening.
  • You must provide a minimum of two professional/employment references.
  • Once a vacancy is filled - the status of the job opening will be updated on our website.

Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services participate in E-Verify in order to comply with federal law dealing with the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. For your convenience we have provided copies of the E-Verify Notice in English, E-Verify Notice in Spanish, the Right to Work poster in English and the Right to Work poster in Spanish.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Status of Recent Vacancies:

Job Title: Operations Team Leader                         

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Full Time                                                  Position(s) Supervised: Operations Representatives      

Position Summary:

The Operations Team Leader oversees all aspects of Operations, including all day-to-day functions.

Essential Functions/ Key Responsibilities:

Reasonable Accommodations Statement                                                                                               To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help qualified individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.

  • Possess extensive and current knowledge of all operational duties and procedures, with proven ability to explain the purpose behind the process.
  • Monitor and complete all the time sheets for direct reports. Maintain responsibility for approving time off requests and making sure that the department is adequately covered at all times.
  • Responsible for the effective and efficient work performance of assigned team members, including carrying out the performance evaluation process.
  • Serves as the administrator for designated services.
  • Establish and maintain a document scanning/indexing schedule, and develop established procedures to be implemented within the department.
  • Maintain department manuals, ensuring updates are properly entered in an efficient and accurate manner, and shared with all appropriate team members.
  • Generate Internal ACH Origination Files for designated customers.
  • Complete quarterly IOLTA reporting and remittance of funds.
  • Complete annual 945 IRS Reporting.
  • Investigate and report findings, adhering to established procedure with appropriate documentation, to appropriate personnel in regards to fraudulent cases.
  • Establish and maintain a current knowledge of eBanking systems, ensuring the efficient resolve of overlapping issues.
  • Serve as a back-up to the EVP Operations.
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills, providing an environment of open and authentic communication.
  • Adhere to all Legence Bank and AFMFS Hoopla standards, serving as an example to other team members, as well as to our customers.
  • Represent and promote the Company within the community through participation in bank sponsored events, philanthropic opportunities and civic events.
  • All other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

Competency Statement(s):

  • Leadership – Ability to motivate and guide others to ensure performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals.
  • Accountability – Willing to accept responsibility for self and all direct reports in regards to all functions within the department.
  • Conflict Resolutions – Ability to handle others in an antagonistic situation. Able to reduce tension or conflict to better achieve a resolution.
  • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to all aspects of a project or task.
  • Autonomy – The ability to complete assigned tasks with little oversight.
  • Adaptability – Ability to fit into changing working environments and adapt to procedural and organizational changes.
  • Coaching and Development – Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  • Creative – The ability to think in ways that produce something new or which lead to novel ideas.
  • Decision Making – The ability to select an effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures.
  • Goal Oriented – Ability to act to ensure focus on tasks and objectives in accordance with clear expectations and goals.
  • Relationship Building – Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers and team members.
  • Organized – Organization skills aiding in a neat and disciplined work style.
  • Communication –Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Customer Oriented – The desire to serve both external and internal customers by focusing effort on meeting the customer’s needs, understanding their concerns, and conducting yourself in a manner which encourages trust.
  • Financial Aptitude – Conducting oneself financially in a manner that adheres to all company policies and procedures.
  • Judgment – Ability to form sound opinions or make decisions by evaluating available and factual information.
  • Responsible – Ability to be trustworthy or answerable for your conduct.
  • Tactful – Ability to show consideration and avoid giving offense in dealing with others.
  • Time Management – Effectively utilizes available time for completion of necessary job tasks.
  • Working Under Pressure – The ability to maintain composure when exposed to stress.

 Skills & Abilities

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Minimum 3 Years Current Retail Banking Experience Preferred
  • Minimum 1 Year Supervisory Experience in a Bank Setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, With Proven Skill in Excel
  • Ability to Troubleshoot Simple Issues with Utilized Software
  • Able to Quickly Learn New Software
  • Valid Driver’s License

Job Title: Post-Closing Specialist         

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Full Time or Part Time                Position(s) Supervised: N/A              

Position Summary:

The Post-Closing Specialist maintains the document imaging system for the loan department. They ensure that the document imaging system is accessible to internal and external loan review.  They work with lenders, agents, and BDOs to satisfy outstanding exceptions on the exception report.

Essential Functions/ Key Responsibilities:

Reasonable Accommodations Statement                                                                                               To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help qualified individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.

  • Ensure that adequate insurance coverage is in place on the correct structures or items for the loan.
  • Obtain updated financial statements and tax returns from customers.
  • Monitor real estate loans to ensure that real estate taxes have been paid.
  • Verify vehicle titles are properly titled.
  • File complete shadow files.
  • File and maintain UCC-1 filings.
  • Scan loan files and additional items obtained in the document imaging system.
  • Place newly scanned loans on the Trak system, ensuring all items on the Trak checklist are satisfied.
  • Mail paid notes to customers.
  • Prepare releases for the collateral securing the loan.
  • Remove paid loans from Trak.
  • Cancel payment assignments.
  • Effectively represent the bank and maintain customer relationships through calls and visits.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the company’s policies, procedures and processes.
  • Adhere to all Legence Bank and AFMFS Hoopla standards, serving as an example to other team members, as well as to our customers.
  • Represent and promote the Company within the community.
  • All other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

Competency Statement(s):

  • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to all aspects of a project or task.
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Organized – Organization skills aiding in a neat and disciplined work style.
  • Accountability – Willing to accept responsibility for self and all direct reports in regards to all functions within the branch.
  • Communication –Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Customer Oriented – The desire to serve both external and internal customers by focusing effort on meeting the customer’s needs, understanding their concerns, and conducting yourself in a manner which encourages trust.
  • Decision Making – Ability to assess situations and determine an effective and compliant outcome.
  • Financial Aptitude – Conducting oneself financially in a manner that adheres to all company policies and procedures.
  • Initiative - Assessing all needs, including outside of one’s job description, and taking action to ensure that those items are completed.
  • Judgment – Ability to form sound opinions or make decisions by evaluating available and factual information.
  • Reliability – Ability to be dependable and trustworthy demonstrated through adherence to all set schedules, policies and procedures.
  • Tactful – Ability to show consideration and avoid giving offense in dealing with others.
  • Time Management – Effectively utilizes available time for completion of necessary job tasks.

Skills & Abilities

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 1 year of Current Banking Experience Preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to quickly learn new software
  • Valid Driver’s License

 

EEO/AA Employer

Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services are EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS and will not discriminate in any employment practices and will assure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any status protected by Federal and/or state laws.

Any questions - please contact Human Resources at kbarr@legencebank.com.