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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Connection Bank and Insurance.  We're always on the lookout for awesome people to join the team.  Below you'll see what we consider the most important fundamentals for our employees.  
  • I embrace a "can do attitude" - whether its my job or not, I'll take good care of my teammates and our customers.
  • I have a passion for our customers - it is my privilege to serve them and I will always look out for their best interest.
  • We are forever evolving - no matter how good or how ahead of the curve we are today, we must keep growing and changing to better serve our company, our customers and our community.
  • We are safe.  We protect our customer's security and privacy, are a safe place for them to share their life's challenges and goals and we run our company in a fiscally responsible way so we never put someone's livelihood at risk.
  • It's not only okay to have a little fun - it's mandatory!  Part of making our company and our customers feel comfortable is working hard to be authentic and approachable.  Unlike the stereotypes of our industry, we are not uptight, we like to think of ourselves as "unbanky"!
  • We love where we live and work and we know we must play a vital role in serving and  shaping our communities.
Do these sound like you?  If so, read on!  
Available Positions:
To apply for a position, please fill out this  application and send it, along with your resume to Donna Bratek.
  • Part-time Teller (approx 10 hours/week including Saturday mornings) Burlington, Connection Bank, 115 Legacy Drive. Opportunity for additional hours will occasionally exist to cover other employee absences. Job summary here.

  • Loan Production Specialist, Keokuk, Connection Bank, 501 Main St. Job summary here.  

  • Loan Production Specialist, Fort Madison, Connection Bank, 636 Avenue G. Job summary here.
 
 
 

Teller Position Summary - read full job description here.
The position of Teller is responsible for accurately conducting a wide variety of financial transactions in compliance with Bank policy and procedures. While performing these duties, the incumbent must strive to live our core values by embracing a “can do attitude”, demonstrating our brand of customer service “on steroids”, and protecting our customers’ security and privacy.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Provides exceptional customer service by greeting customers upon their entering the lobby.
    Advocates the benefits of Connection Bank products and services to promote customer enthusiasm and engagement.
    Processes various customer transactions (deposits, withdrawals, transfers, loan payments, money orders, cashier’s checks, gift cards, cash advances) while complying with Bank policies and procedures.
    Issues new or replacement debit cards.
    Places check orders.
    Maintains a working knowledge of all Bank products and is able to promote and explain them.
    Makes appropriate customer referrals to other functional areas of bank and insurance agency.
    Assists customers with account maintenance.
    Maintains and balances ATM cash, replenishes cash supply, and ensures the ATM is in working order at all times.
    Processes both incoming mail transactions and night depository transactions under dual control, efficiently and accurately.
    Maintains and balances coin machine and prepares mutilated currency for shipment.
    Verifies and balances cash drawer daily, maintaining acceptable balancing standards according to Teller Policy.
    Assists others in reconciling errors or discrepancies, when necessary.
    Performs safe deposit box operations such as opening new boxes, allowing customers access to their boxes, and account maintenance.
    May help customers with balancing of accounts.
    Demonstrates willingness to work at any branch office.
    Helps at reception desk or provides phone coverage as needed.
    Completes assigned compliance training.
    Performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Skills and Abilities
    Promotes Connection Bank & Insurance core values
    Projects a positive image of the bank to all internal and external customers
    Demonstrates the ability to hold confidential information and displays honesty and high ethical standards
    Strives for high customer satisfaction, is helpful, pleasant, approachable, and team-oriented.
    Knowledgeable of bank operations, policies, procedures, products, and services.
    Able to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, and/or standards.
    Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time.
    Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense while performing work.
    Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    Proficient in computer operations with working knowledge of Microsoft products and the ability to learn bank specific programs.
    Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing duties.
 
 
 
Loan Production Specialist Position Summary - read full description here.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
     Processes all applications in a timely manner and provides to loan officers.
    Mails accurate and timely adverse actions to applicants as required by regulations.
    Submits files to underwriting.
    Prepares loan documents for installment, mortgage, and commercial loans.
    Completes and processes all necessary loan-related documents.
    Prepares commitment letters upon loan approval.
    Completes and retains all compliance-related documents, especially as related to flood, RESPA, Regulation B, and Regulation Z.
    Performs clerical duties for Loan Department requiring knowledge of departmental procedures.
    To expedite closing process, orders title work, appraisals, credit reports, OFAC checks, flood certifications, obtains payoffs and releases, and acts as liaison with legal counsel, borrower and third party vendors in coordinating receipt and review of required documents.
    Reviews loan documents prepared in-house or by legal counsel.
    Coordinates closings.
    Books and funds closed loans.
    Ensures loan documents contain proper signatures, dates, and other relevant data in accordance with and compliant with loan policies and procedures.
    Completes data entry for new and renewed loans in an accurate and timely manner.
    Reviews loan files for completeness, accuracy, and compliance standards.
    Files all necessary statements, deeds, titles, UCC-1 filings, and other legal documents with appropriate state and federal entities.
    Assists loan officers with letters of credit.
    Assists lenders with all aspects of participation bank loans and performs monthly file maintenance.
    Distributes daily loan reports and out-going notices.
    Maintains weekly and monthly reports as required.
    Assures the accuracy of all posted loan entries and identifies and reconciles all unposted and rejected items.
    Maintains loan files and records in a consistent and orderly fashion.
    Annually obtains updated financial information and insurance to support outstanding loans.
    Tears down paid loan files and distributes appropriate documents in a timely fashion.
    Prepares and reviews required BSA reports including but not limited to Suspicious Activity Investigation Reports, CIP reports, beneficial ownership certification and all other required CIP documentation.
    Researches and answers loan-related questions for loan officers, staff, and customers and refers non-routine inquiries to supervisor.
    Completes assigned compliance training.
    Performs back up duties to Loan Support Specialist as needed.
    Perform other duties as required or assigned.

  • Skills and Abilities
    Promotes Connection Bank & Insurance core values.
    Projects a positive image of the bank to all internal and external customers.
    Demonstrates the ability to hold confidential information and displays honesty and high ethical standards.
    Strives for high customer satisfaction, is helpful, pleasant, approachable, and team-oriented.
    Knowledgeable of bank operations, policies, procedures, products, and services.
    Able to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, and/or standards.
    Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time.
    Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense while performing work.
    Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    Proficient in computer operations with working knowledge of Microsoft products and the ability to learn software products specific to loan department.
    Typing skills to meet production needs of the position.
    Good math skills, an understanding of basic accounting principals, knowledge of escrow accounts, including paying taxes to the proper taxing authority is helpful.
    Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing duties.