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DATE POSTED: July 16, 2020

POSTION: Credit Manager

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado (FCSC) is seeking a Credit Manager to join our management team.  The chosen candidate will be responsible for the Credit functions and team ensuring delivery of timely and effective credit to the Association’s borrowers.  This includes managing credit workflow, personnel, compliance, and overall performance of the department.

Today, the Farm Credit System is one of the strongest, most financially sound lending institutions in the U.S.  Its 72 institutions serve our country’s farmers and ranchers, rural America and agribusiness. 

Organizational Information

As one of the Farm Credit System’s associations, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is a robust organization serving 1,300 member / owners in 31 counties throughout Southern Colorado.  Over $1 billion in assets, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado’s approximately 60 staff members bring strength to its shareholders and communities. 

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is a member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of financial products and risk management services for agricultural producers, agribusinesses, and farmland and rural homeowners.

Position Summary:

The Credit Manager is responsible for the Credit functions and team ensuring delivery of timely and effective credit to the Association’s borrowers.  This includes managing credit workflow, personnel, compliance, and overall performance of the department. Essential responsibilities of this role include Credit Leadership and Management of the Credit Support and Analyst Group, Loan Approval, Portfolio Management, Credit Audit, and credit administration of high risk assets. This role will constantly strive to create value for our customers and sustain the Association by collaborating with all departments to develop interdepartmental cohesion and cooperation, especially in regard to process flow and changes, service level agreements, prioritization of work, and resolution of issues.

Minimum Qualifying Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, agricultural business, business administration, finance, or related field
  • 7-10 years of experience in credit analysis
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Drivers License
  • Expert knowledge of agricultural operations
  • Expert knowledge of accounting principles, practices and methods
  • Expert knowledge of credit analysis and regulatory requirements with respect to borrower’s rights
  • Working knowledge of real and personal property law
  • Working knowledge of Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook sufficient to create, update and save a variety of documents
  • Skill in using credit analysis software
  • Skill in reading and understanding income statements, balance sheets, and other financial reports
  • Skill in oral and written communication, sufficient to discuss a variety of job-related topics, and to effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences
  • Skill in interacting and working effectively with others
  • Skill in identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving long range goals or vision
  • Skill in guiding individuals and teams to achieve organizational goals
  • Skill in selecting, managing, coaching, motivating and developing credit and loan processing teams
  • Skill in planning and coordinating multiple projects involving multiple stakeholders
  • Skill in differentiating significant and insignificant details
  • Skill in gathering, compiling and organizing information

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace and offers a great work environment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

FINAL DATE FOR APPLICATION:   Open until filled.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: [email protected]

DATE POSTED: July 28, 2020

POSITION: Loan Processing Department Manager

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado (FCSC) is seeking a Loan Processing Department Manager to join our management team. The chosen candidate will be responsible for managing the Loan Processing Department Team, the preparation and review of loan documents for all loan types and servicing actions, development and training for the department/credit processing staff and collaboration with other departments.

Today, the Farm Credit System is one of the strongest, most financially sound lending institutions in the U.S. Its 72 institutions serve our country’s farmers and ranchers, rural America and agribusiness.

Organizational Information

As one of the Farm Credit System’s associations, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is a robust organization serving 1,300 member / owners in 31 counties throughout Southern Colorado. Over $1 billion in assets, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado’s approximately 60 staff members bring strength to its shareholders and communities.

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is a member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of financial products and risk management services for agricultural producers, agribusinesses, and farmland and rural homeowners. FCSC strives to provide a culture and environment that values fun, integrity, respect, service and trust.

Position Summary:

The Loan Processing Department (LPD) Manager’s essential responsibilities include Loan Processing, Managing the loan processing team, collateral documentation, and reporting. The LPD Manager will supervise the document processing team and provide regular feedback to the team on team functions including determining division of responsibilities and providing work guidance and direction. The chosen candidate will be instrumental in developing best practices and evolving process to gain efficiency. They will develop and conduct trainings regarding loan documents and collaborate with other teams to develop efficient and seamless process of credit delivery. The LPD Manager will advise the loan processors concerning processing questions, and determining which loan documents to use for new loans and loan servicing actions. They will also research and prepare audits of collateral and crossed loan collateral against current perfected liens and aid in processing and reviewing of loans. The LPD Manager will manage and track reports to the Collateral Custodian, unwind perfected collateral documents on all paid off loans and communicate with Branch staff to release collateral.

Minimum Qualifying Characteristics:

Associate’s degree as a paralegal preferred.
5 years of related experience as a paralegal in finance or agriculture
1 year of supervisory experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job

Expert knowledge of legal, loan, and real estate contracts
Expert knowledge of legal, loan, and real estate terms, definitions, and verbiage
Working knowledge of agricultural terms, definitions, and verbiage
Working knowledge of financial terms, definitions, and verbiage
Skill in processing complex, detailed forms and documents in an accurate and thorough manner
Skill in utilizing Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook to increase efficiency and effectiveness
Skill in typing at a speed of at least 60 WPM
Skill in document and form building for efficiency
Skill in using general office equipment
Skill in guiding individuals and teams to achieve organizational goals
Skill in selecting, managing, coaching, motivating and developing loan processors

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace and offers a great work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

FINAL DATE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: [email protected]

DATE POSTED: July 30, 2020

POSITION: Enterprise Risk Manager

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado (FCSC) is seeking an Enterprise Risk Manager to join our management team.  The chosen candidate will be responsible for supporting the administration of the enterprise risk management program and ensuring compliance with FCA regulations, consumer laws and applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Today, the Farm Credit System is one of the strongest, most financially sound lending institutions in the U.S.  Its 72 institutions serve our country’s farmers and ranchers, rural America and agribusiness. 

Organizational Information

As one of the Farm Credit System’s associations, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is a robust organization serving 1,300 member / owners in 31 counties throughout Southern Colorado.  Over $1 billion in assets, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado’s approximately 60 staff members bring strength to its shareholders and communities. 

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is a member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of financial products and risk management services for agricultural producers, agribusinesses, and farmland and rural homeowners. FCSC strives to provide a culture and environment that values fun, integrity, respect, service and trust.

Essential Responsibilities:

Enterprise Risk Administration and Support

• Supports with the administration of the enterprise risk management program

• Identifies, Analyzes and Prepares the reporting of Portfolio Risk

• Maintains and improves the enterprise risk reporting dashboards and reporting metrics

• Assists and supports with the allowance for loan loss calculation and reporting

• Aides in the standup and integration of a risk management software platform

• Assists and prepares monthly and quarterly reporting

Vendor/Contract Management, Business Continuity Planning

• Assists with vendor management administration and contract management of association vendors

• Assists with business continuity planning and disaster recovery administration

Regulatory Compliance

• Identifies and monitors applicable FCA regulations and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including consumer credit laws.

• Evaluates the impact of new or revised regulations by:

  • Reviewing FCA weekly bulletin updates and reporting to management.
  • Reviewing FCA informational memorandums, book letters, guidance, and other communications, and communicating to appropriate staff.
  • Maintaining a library of regulations, memorandums, book letters, etc.

• Researches and develops compliance training content and presentations for employees and Board members.

• Makes appropriate criminal referrals after determining if laws and/or regulations were violated.

• Works with marketing staff and reviews all marketing materials, including social media posts, to ensure regulatory compliance prior to publication.

• Partners with the Standards of Conduct Official to ensure insider loans are appropriately reviewed and approved.

Policies and Procedures

• Establishes a revision schedule for Association policies and procedures and tracks all revisions.

• Coordinates the periodic revision of all policies and procedures with appropriate staff.

• Verifies proposed revisions do not conflict with other policies and procedures or with regulations and laws.

• Recommends and implements changes to policies, procedures, and processes.

Minimum Qualifying Characteristics:

  • BS/BA degree with emphasis on finance/business/economics or a related field
  • 5 years of experience in risk management, banking and/or compliance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Working knowledge of enterprise risk management practices and portfolio analysis
  • Working knowledge of compliance and internal controls standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook sufficient to create, update, and save basic documents
  • Skill in researching and complying with applicable laws and regulations
  • Skill in interpreting, applying, and explaining laws and regulations
  • Skill in differentiating between significant and insignificant details
  • Skill in creating and updating various policies and procedures
  • Skill in analyzing information to formulate logical and objective conclusions
  • Skill in training others
  • Skill in communicating effectively in oral and written forms

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace and offers a great work environment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

FINAL DATE FOR APPLICATION:   Open until filled.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: [email protected]

Our Purpose. Our Pride.

Agriculture is who we are. For some of our employees, Farm Credit has been a career for over 30 years.

Your red carpet moment

We hire superstars. Why not celebrate like it? When you walk in on your first day, you’ll be greeted by a red carpet, your new employees and friends surrounding you, and thunderous applause.

1. Eligibility

We look for passionate, talented, motivated, and kind people

We have a commitment to ensure that our customers always come first. As a cooperative, we believe in doing everything we can to make sure our members find success. While lending and providing financing is at the core of what we do every day, to us, it’s more than that. We fight for our partners, we strive to help them in the good times and the bad, and we passionately work towards progressing the future of agriculture and rural America.

Application

2. Application

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. While many positions require an agriculture background, we have talented employees in many different departments.

From marketing to training & development, to IT and compliance, we have it all. We believe in hiring the right people and getting out of their way for them to shine and be successful. Don’t see a job opening that you’re passionate about? Still want to be on our team? Send us a message below and tell us how you could fit in our association and help us be successful.

Review Process

3. Review Process

Once we receive your application, there are many things that are going to happen.

We make sure that every employee we hire is not only a good fit for our company but that we are a good fit for them, too. We put all finalists for positions through screenings, personality tests, phone interviews and more, before we have an in-person interview. We take all factors into consideration, from resume/CV, and cover letter, to how you score on these screening tests.

Success

4. Success

We pick the best and the brightest to work at FCSC

Our employees are a cut above. To join our family and progress your career, just be yourself. If you have the talent, the character, the values and the experience we are looking for, sit back and relax. We want to spend time getting to know you.

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How to nail your interview

“While we work in Agriculture, we hold a business casual dress code at our company. Remember it is suggested to dress one pay grade higher than the job you are going for.”


Dress to Impress

“If you are in an in-person interview, be yourself! We are trying to get to know you better, hear more about your experience, and see if you’d fit in with our employees. It’s okay if the answer to a question is ‘no’. We care more about your character and your experience than you being the perfect fit!”


Be Genuine

“Nothing ruins an interview more than a cell phone, a water bottle, or your own refreshments at the table. Be present. Have no fear, the water and coffee will appear! Beyond setting distractions aside, ask thoughtful questions. Be aware of who we are and what our mission is. (Hint, go check out our About page). Having done some research on our company and our mission and being actively engaged in a conversation will set you up for great success. Remember, a follow-up note after the interview sets you apart from the rest.”


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