Career Opportunities

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To build shareholder value by delivering superior service to our clients

Careers at First National Bank of Southern California

As a bank founded by entrepreneurs committed to serving entrepreneurs, we are looking for high quality employees who are resourceful, driven, enthusiastic, well rounded and committed to excellence. We see banking as a business of relationships, and our goal is to promote the success of both our clients and our employees. We look for leadership skills at all levels. Whether you are already a banking professional, or considering a career in banking, if you are interested in making a commitment to a high quality team of financial professionals, we invite you to contact any one of our offices directly by emailing a cover letter and resume to the address within the posting for the position that interests you.

First National Bank of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected characteristic.

Current Available Positions

Commercial Underwriter


Exempt, Full-time

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Reports to: EVP/Chief Credit Officer The Commercial Underwriter 

Responsibilities:

The Commercial Underwriter will be responsible for supporting loan officers in the credit analysis and underwriting of commercial loan packages. The Commercial Underwriter will perform assigned duties under the general supervision of the EVP/ Chief Credit Officer   

 
Duties Include:
  • Preparing, reviewing and analyzing the creditworthiness of all commercial loan originations (including but not limited to C&I loans, CRE Loans, Construction Loans, and SBA Loans) and renewals by spreading company and personal financial statements and tax returns into Bank’s software.
  • Preparing written Credit Memorandums for presentation and approval.
  • Evaluating financial statements and tax returns, historical trends, projections, management performance, industry, cash flow, capital structure and collateral analysis.
  • Ordering, reviewing and analyzing reports (credit, environmental, appraisal, and property evaluations).
  • Performing various departmental functions, including loan covenant monitoring and file reviews, risk rating, stress testing and audit preparation and other special projects.

Requirements:

  • Accounting or business degree preferred– will consider comparable experience.
    3 – 7 years of experience in commercial CRE, C&I and SBA loan underwriting.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Customer service experience and the ability to monitor a portfolio of accounts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; critical decision-making skills and sensitivity when dealing with confidential information.
  • Strong computer skills, including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office(Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Bukers, Moody’s or CASH).
  • FISERV experience a plus.
  • Regular attendance is required.

To be considered for an exciting opportunity at First National Bank of Southern California, Please email your resume to Human Resources at customercare@fnbsocal.com or Fax to 951-300-4605. 


  

TELLER

Temporary, Full-time

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Reports to: Operations Officer

First National Bank of Southern California is seeking a Temporary, Full-Time Bank Teller to provide customer service in a friendly and courteous manner in its San Diego Area Branches, for a period of 6-months.  Under direct supervision, the Temporary, Full-Time Bank Teller will serve customers by processing a variety of banking transactions including savings account, checking account and loan transactions, cashing checks, and selling travelers checks and cashier’s checks.  Please find other duties, responsibilities and required skills in the enclosed Job Description.

Pay rate will commensurate with experience.

 
JOB SUMMARY:

The Teller serves customers at a window or auto bank processing a variety of banking transactions including savings account, checking account and loan transactions, cashing checks, and selling travelers checks and cashier’s checks.  Also processes mail, drop bags, night drop, maintains account records, cross sells services and so forth.  The Teller ensures compliance with established Bank policies and procedures. The Teller position requires an understanding of, and commitment to, First National Bank of Southern California’s mission statement.

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as a paying and receiving teller, processing deposits and payments for loans, mortgages and home equity, verifies cash and endorsements and issues receipts.  Cash checks and pays out from savings and checking accounts upon verification of signatures and customer receipts.  Balances currency and coin and resumes overall responsibility for the teller cash drawer.
  • Note at offices with courier bags, experience in handling large cash volume is necessary.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of, adherence to, monitoring and responsibility for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry as they pertain to this position including but not limited to the following: Bank Secrecy Act in conjunction with the USA PATRIOT Act, Anti-Money Laundering and Customer Information Program, Customer Privacy requirements, Regulation D (Interest on Deposits), Regulation CC (Expedited Funds Availability Act), Regulation DD (Truth in Savings Act), Regulation E (Electronic Funds Transfers Act), Right to Financial Privacy Act, Identity Theft requirements, Unfair and Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP), protecting customer Privacy and the Community Reinvestment Act. 
  • Accountable for representing the bank to the customer in a courteous, professional manner, and providing prompt, efficient, and accurate service in processing all transactions. 
  • Cross-sells bank services, explaining such products as cashier checks.  Suggests the use of other banking services.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned. 
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  One to three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, teamwork orientation and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  • Teller should have the ability to calculate figures and amounts, such as ten key; ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-to-one and small group situations to customer, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends when warranted by time constraints.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  •  This position involves walking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The individual in this position may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

To be considered for an exciting opportunity at First National Bank of Southern California, Please email your resume to Human Resources at customercare@fnbsocal.com or Fax to 951-300-4605.

 

JOB TITLE: NOTE SPECIALIST/ COMMERCIAL LOAN PROCESSOR   

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Reports to: Credit Admin. Manager                            

Job Summary:

 Under the direction of the Credit Administration Manager, the Note Specialist/Loan Processor will be responsible for boarding loans, callback, daily balancing of system and general ledgers, ticklers and servicing loans.  The Note Specialist/Commercial Loan Processor will be an efficient, organized individual with the ability to perform the duties of this position in a timely manner with a minimum of supervision.  The Note Specialist/Commercial Loan Processer ensures compliance with established Bank policies and procedures.  The Note Specialist/ Commercial Loan Processor position requires an understanding of, and commitment to, First National Bank of Southern California’s mission statement.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Board new and renewed loans
  • Process loan payments and advances
  • Release collateral for paid loans
  • Prepare demand letters
  • Update note ticklers for Insurance
  • Correct non-posted transactions
  • Prepare loan documents (Laser Pro software)
  • Process files according to Bank Policies
  • Prepare a needs list consisting of outstanding items needed to prepare loans and process due diligence
  • Create a file for all borrower information, financials, etc.
  • Gather and review information provided by the borrower
  • Point of contact for Title, Escrow Officers, Appraisers, Environmental and Customers
  • File UCC’s and familiar with various UCC requirements
  • Knowledge of Preliminary Title Reports and endorsements
  • Order various reports including, but not limited to, appraisals, flood zone determinations, environmental, credit bureau and review reports for problems or issues that need to be addressed prior to loan funding
  • Familiar with entity structures
  • Follow up on outstanding entity requirements
  • Knowledge of escrow documents and requirements
  • Provide clerical support to Banker’s
  • Call back all department transactions daily to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • Prepare adverse action letters for declined loan request
  • Misc. special projects or assignments
  • Other duties may be assigned


 

Assist the Credit Administration Manager in ensuring that the bank is in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Demonstrate knowledge of, adherence to, monitoring and responsibility for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry as they pertain to this position including but not limited to the following: Bank Secrecy Act in conjunction with the USA PATRIOT Act, Anti-Money Laundering and Customer Information Program, Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity Act), Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act), ensure Fair Lending, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Flood Disaster Protection Act, Regulation O (Insider Lending), Regulation X (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act), Unfair and Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP), protecting customer Privacy, and the Community Reinvestment Act.  Organize and maintain the bank’s credit files.

         

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience: Minimum three years’ experience processing commercial real estate loans, business loans with a commercial bank or other financial institution required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Communication Skills:

  • Good written and oral communication skills: ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Reasoning Skills:

  • Good analytical skills. Able to efficiently operate a computer.
  • Must be decisive and able to work in a team effort environment.

Organizational & Professional Skills:

  • Ability to remain flexible in order to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Ability to study and apply ne information.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks: good time-management, problem prevention, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Good multitasking and organizational skills.
  • Able to work in a demanding fast paced environment.
     

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands and work environment 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.

This position involves walking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

The individual in this position may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

 

To be considered for an exciting opportunity at First National Bank of Southern California, Please email your resume to Human Resources at customercare@fnbsocal.com or Fax to 951-300-4605.


First National Bank of Southern California is An Equal Opportunity Employer