Credit Officer II- Billings, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell, or Bozeman

  • First Interstate Bank
  • Billings, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula
  • Nov 16, 2020
Full time Banking Customer Service Finance

Job Description

Responsible for Credit Risk Oversight for multiple markets. Credit Officers approve credits using significant credit authority and recommends approval of credit relationships to the Divisional Credit Officer or Chief Credit Officer. Approval includes assessing credit risk within any given loan request through effective financial analysis, collaborating with Relationship Managers, and other due diligence efforts. Credit Officers also help maintaining sound Credit Risk Practices within assigned Teams and Markets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Approves or recommends approval, administers, and reviews loans and loan commitments requests to ensure adherence to existing policy guidelines and sound underwriting principles.

  • Administers and reviews existing credits to protect the quality and profitability of the loan portfolio.

  • Presents well-organized, accurate and complete analysis of recommendations for approval or decline.

  • Identifies potential problem credits and works with the Special Assets Group and front line to help manage credit risk.

  • Assures Risk Rating Accuracy.

  • Demonstrates Leadership of a collaborative partnership with assigned market leaders to advocate appropriate credit risk culture to the field.

  • Mentor and train others in Credit Risk practices.

  • Make credit policy recommendations as appropriate.

  • Work closely with the Chief Credit Officer and Divisional Credit Officer on other special projects.

  • Willingness to travel to assigned markets as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This individual must have a good understanding of the bank’s loan policy and Federal Reserve lending regulations.

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or (B.S) from four-year college or university, with minimum of 10 years commercial lending or commercial credit risk experience.

Must possess common sense and logic/knowledge to be able to formulate and strategize options for any given situations. Must be proficient with MS Word and Excel.  Valid Driver’s license required.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures, and perform spreadsheet analysis. 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.