NOTE: Position based in Alexandria, Louisiana location. Travel is required for this position.
The Loan Officer is responsible for marketing, new loan growth and the extension of sound constructive credit to borrowers and prospective borrowers.
The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:
Actively marketing for new loan customers
Securing, processing and approving a wide variety of land and agriculturally related loan transactions
Supervising and servicing an existing loan portfolio
Attending various farm and farm-related meetings sponsored by First South Farm Credit and other organizations
Promoting good customer relations
Performing additional duties, as required, to meet business requirements
Meeting the requirement of daily attendance on the job for a full, continuous 8-hour shift
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Finance or Agriculture discipline or equivalent education/experience is required.
Must possess strong analysis, judgment and communication skills (both oral and written). Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills required, including ability to be assertive and decisive in making sound business decisions.
Prefer experience in management of an agricultural production loan portfolio or related practical experience, including Farm Credit experience.
Salary and promotion commensurate with experience and performance.
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at ReasonableAccommodation@FirstSouthLand.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.
First South Farm Credit will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Association’s legal duty to furnish information.
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