Senior Mortgage Lender

Civista Bank

Civista Bank


Position Purpose:

The Senior Mortgage Lender originates first mortgage loans, promotes the Bank and its lending services to the real estate community referral partners, and helps to identify and serve the communitys financial needs. Demonstrates Civista Banks mission to improve the financial lives of our employees and shareholders to make a difference in the communities that we serve.

Key Accountabilities, Responsibilities, and Expectations:

– Travel to solicit first mortgage and home equity loans through referral partners such as realtor, builders, financial planner, insurance agents and attorneys, as well as through community activities and organizations.
– Meet with customers and prospective customers at various locations.
– Complete each loan application and all pre-processing functions to include but not limited to obtaining all necessary documentation from prospective clients as determined by bank policy and underwriting guidelines.
– Inform prospective clients of the banks underwriting guidelines and applicable government regulations.
– Screen loan requests based on bank policies and on types of loans offered by the institution.
– Propose and review various loan options with prospective clients.
– Research new legislation and regulations that may affect the Banks residential lending policies. Ensures compliance with new rules by advising senior management and implementing appropriate changes.
– Answer incoming phone calls and schedule appointments.
– Communicate complex approvals or denials to the borrower, real estate agent or builder.
– Distributes market data, rate flyers and general loan information to the real estate community as directed by bank management.
– Promotes and participates in the banks special credit programs and other CRA programs.
– Actively participates in local business and community activities and maintains close contact with local builders, real estate brokers and agents, customers, and prospects.
– All other duties as assigned and any activities that support the key accountabilities.


Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

– Five years Mortgage Lending experience in a financial institution or loan office setting.
– Bachelors Degree in Business or Finance or three years equivalent work experience.
– Above average knowledge of banking industry practices, policies, regulations, and laws as it pertains to the mortgage lending area.
– Solid working knowledge of bank compliance requirements, as well as knowledge and adherence to Fair Lending laws and regulations.
– Solid computer literacy (Word, Excel) with accurate data entry skills; proficient knowledge of working with spreadsheet and creating formulas. Ability to become proficient in use of specific software required for position.
– A high level of initiative, thoroughness, accuracy and organizational skills required.
– Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
– High level of confidentiality required.
– Solid oral and written communication skills.
– Ability to manage multiple priorities/projects with varied deadlines.

Job Requirements:

– This position requires the Senior Mortgage Lender to be customarily and regularly engaged away from Civista Bank in order to obtain sales.
– Work involves eye strain due to the frequent use of computer screens, reading of reports, completing documents, and so forth.
– Work involves being able to concentrate on the matter at hand, under sometimes distracting work conditions.
– Work involves lifting and moving loan files of up to 15 lbs.
– Work involves some travel to attend meetings, trainings, real estate office visits, and so forth.