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First American Bank Mortgage Loan Officer in Bloomingdale, Illinois

First American Bank is a family owned, full-service bank with over 50 locations in Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin. Our mission is simple: to offer competitive banking products with the personal attention and service customers deserve. First American Bank can offer employees a level of visibility and stability that is difficult to find in many larger corporations. We are looking for people who want a career - not just a job!

This position will be responsible for originating residential mortgage loans for First American Bank by engaging in outside sales-related activities.


Independently originate residential mortgage loans by taking applications, conduct preliminary underwriting reviews and then submit loan applications to processing and underwriting for approval.

Follow-up with customers to ensure that documents required for processing, underwriting, and closing are secured in a timely manner from appropriate sources.

Interview applicants to determine the proper loan program and collect financial data and documents needed to complete the application.

Make recommendations regarding the loan products that best meet the borrower’s needs.

Create a network of referral sources including realtors, attorneys and financial planners.

Use marketing and advertising techniques such as telemarketing, referrals and flyers to locate potential borrowers.

Engage in making and soliciting loan sales and conducting sales-related activities away from First American Bank locations.

Interact with the community to maximize opportunities, grow client relationships and showcase the Bank's commitment to exceed our customer’s needs.

80%+ of the time is spent outside of the Bank Candidates are expected to spend at most of their time conducting their networking and sales activities away from Bank locations.


High school diploma or equivalent

This position will require registration with the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) under the terms of the S.A.F.E.

Act of 2008 and Regulation Z.

The Mortgage Loan Originator will be subject to the required registration process, which includes a criminal background and credit check.

Failure to meet or maintain any of the NMLS registration requirements, including maintaining a satisfactory criminal and credit record, may result in a rescission of your offer or termination of employment.

Mortgage loan origination experience preferred

Must demonstrate a well-developed sales ability

Basic knowledge of pricing and underwriting requirements of various mortgage insurance companies

Basic knowledge of local, state and national laws (e.g. zoning ordinances, Truth-in Lending, RESPA, energy audit requirements, etc.) is required.

Ability to work independently

Ability to analyze financial information

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as this position will interact with consumers, referrals sources, internal bank employees and business line management.

Strong experience with word processing software and spreadsheets.

Exposure to Loan Operating Systems a plus.

This position requires regular travel by car to various locations throughout the Bank's market.

Occasional out of state travel may be required.

Scheduled hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Night or weekends, may be required to maintain a satisfactory level of community involvement and interaction.

Job Posting Location: Bloomingdale, IL - 80 Stratford Dr

Date Requisition Posted: 10/16/2020