Work at bankHometown

bankHometown is a $400 million mutual bank with operations headquartered in Oxford, MA and offices located in Athol, Auburn, Leominster, Oxford, South Lancaster, Sturbridge and Webster. In Connecticut, we have five additional locations in Brooklyn, Killingly, Putnam, Thompson and Woodstock.

Since 1889, bankHometown has been serving the local community with a combination of excellent banking products and responsive customer service.

Our employees make bankHometown a great place to work. We look for people who share our unique core values so we may continue to grow our reputation for being a bank where our employees genuinely enjoy what they are doing and serve our customers in the best way possible.

bankHometown is looking for outstanding individuals to join our team. To inquire about open positions, please call Norma Collins at 508-499-1903 or email her at ncollins@hometowncoop.com.

To download a writable bankHometown employment application, click on “apply online” below. When you save it to your computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat, you will be able to complete the application and email it to our Human Resources department.

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Open Positions

Loan Specialist - Oxford, MA

OVERVIEW:

Originates closes residential mortgage loans in conformance with established Bank policies and procedures. Acts as the liaison between the operations team, borrower and referral source.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs any functions necessary, within scope of authority and expertise, to provide the highest level of service and responsiveness to customers.

1. Interviews residential loan applicants over the phone or in person. Facilitates the origination of online applications. Counsels applicants as to the different programs available.

2. Receives and reviews documentation for accuracy and prepares loan files for disclosure and for underwriting. Makes judgements on credit worthiness, reviews documentation and recommends approval or denial. Works with client and explains the alternatives to restructure the loan to satisfy lending guidelines, if necessary.

3. Serves as the client contact during the application through closing process. Keeps client and brokers updated as to status of loan.

4. Monitors updates of current practices in loan underwriting including all investor standards. Keeps abreast of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to consumer rights, nondiscrimination, fair credit reporting, HMDA, etc.

5. Serves as a loan closer on loans not facilitated by legal counsel. Initiates and facilitates requests for missing or incomplete information required to close loan by the closing department.

6. Represents the Bank through participation in various community and industry related activities. Actively promotes interest in the Bank wherever and whenever possible.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
High School diploma plus specialized course work and training in lending. Three years’ experience in consumer and mortgage lending with a demonstrated understanding of mortgage loan procedures, policies and products. Strong communications, organizational, and analytical skills. Must have working knowledge of FHLMC guidelines. Must be able to use various office equipment including computer terminal.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard. Also, it is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.

Sealed Record Notice An applicant for employment with a sealed record on file with Commissioner of Probation may answer “no record” with respect to an inquiry here in relative to prior arrests, criminal court appearances or convictions. An applicant for employment with a sealed record on file with the Commissioner of Probation addition, any applicant for employment may answer “no record” with respect to any inquiry relative to prior arrests, court appearances, and adjudications in all cases of delinquency or as a child in need of services which did not result in a complaint transferred to the superior court for criminal prosecution.

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Full Time Teller - Putnam, CT

Responsibilities: Provides efficient, effective and courteous customer service. Performs a variety of transactions to service the customer (consumer and commercial), including processing deposits, withdrawals, payments, cashes checks, processes credit card cash advances, takes savings bond applications, sells travelers checks, etc. Develops and maintains a working knowledge of our bank products and services. Identifies customer needs for products and services and makes the appropriate referral.

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. At least six months of teller or similar level of customer contact experience. Must be comfortable performing basic math procedures and have good customer service, communication, problem solving and organizational skills. Must be able to use various types of office equipment, including computer terminal. May be required to work extended or weekend hours.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard. Also, it is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.

Sealed Record Notice An applicant for employment with a sealed record on file with Commissioner of Probation may answer “no record” with respect to an inquiry here in relative to prior arrests, criminal court appearances or convictions. An applicant for employment with a sealed record on file with the Commissioner of Probation addition, any applicant for employment may answer “no record” with respect to any inquiry relative to prior arrests, court appearances, and adjudications in all cases of delinquency or as a child in need of services which did not result in a complaint transferred to the superior court for criminal prosecution.

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