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Stockman Bank of Montana AG LOAN OFFICER in Miles City, Montana


Our people, philosophy and the way we do business have positioned Stockman Bank as Montana’s premier financial center for business leaders, agriculture operators, commercial developers and real estate owners. We are a Montana-born company, built on western values, focused on creating long-standing relationships through integrity, expertise and results. Our offices are locally managed and community-oriented, allowing us to best serve our customers. Our workforce is well trained and competent and our work environment encourages productivity, personal growth and job satisfaction.

Position General Responsibilities:

Administration of an established agricultural loan portfolio, servicing it as needed to ensure maximum profitability for the Bank. Development of new business through calling on existing and potential customers and representing the Bank in community activities.

Employees Supervised:


Education, Experience and Certification Requirements

Note: Only minimum responsibilities are listed. Other responsibilities may be required as requested by management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

  • 2-5 years Ag Lending/Commercial experience or equivalent training and/or experience.

  • Experience in analyzing credit requests, collateral analysis, budget monitoring and obtaining and monitoring government guarantees.

  • Business development experience.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Farm/Ranch inspection experience.

  • Willingness to work on community projects.

  • Proven work ethic a must.

Dimension of Job:

Process and approve agriculture and consumer loan requests. Inspection and verification of collateral and evaluation of operations through field inspections. Development of new business by expanding existing relationships and calling on potential customers. Cross sell Bank products.

Position Specific Responsibilities, Duties and Competencies

Agriculture Loan Functions:

  • Loan analysis on new and existing credit line.

  • Supervision and service of assigned agriculture loans.

  • Responsible for proper file documentation of assigned loans.

  • Preparation and presentation of loan request for new and existing customers.

  • Become knowledgeable on current markets and market trends of agricultural commodities. Be up to date on marketing alternatives for agricultural commodities using forward contracting or futures markets. Responsible for working knowledge of USDA Farm Programs as well as crop insurance coverage available to local producers.

  • Keep current on the Farm Service Agency Direct & Guaranteed Loan Programs as well as Disaster Loan Programs.

  • Adherence to lending policies and procedures.

  • Become Knowledgeable on all facets of Stockman Exchange, including policies, procedures, contract language, bookkeeping functions and legal aspects.

Inspection Function:

  • Perform field inspections of existing and potential agricultural customers to verify the adequacy of collateral securing the credit as well as to evaluate the general management and condition of the operation.

New Business Development/Public Relations:

  • Promote the improvement of Stockman Bank through quality customer service, knowledge and promotion of products, professionalism in conduct and diligent work ethic.

  • Greet all customers pleasantly and make them feel welcome and comfortable.

  • Handle transactions quickly and professionally.

  • Effectively handle customer questions and problems.

  • Call on existing customers to maintain existing business and generate new business.

  • Call on prospective customers to generate new business.

  • Refer potential customers to proper Bank personnel.

  • Participate in Ag-related community activities.

Position Specific Responsibilities, Duties and Competencies continued

Special Assets:

  • Take necessary action to service delinquent accounts to include working with legal counsel.

  • Handle/assist repossession effort and sales as necessary.

  • Review of assigned loans to the Stockman Bank Watch List.

Bank Committees/Bank Organization:

  • Member of Loan Committee

  • Review and vote on all loan requests presented to the Committee.

  • Contribute to a harmonious relationship with other employees to provide and maintain the best possible work environment.

Federal Regulations:

Maintain a working knowledge of Bank's written policies and procedures that apply to and concern this position’s area of responsibility, including general regulations such as the Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Bank Security and various other Federal and State regulations as they apply.

Physical and Mental Demands(The demands 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.)

Occasionally = 0-33% of shift Frequently = 34-66% of shift Constantly = 67-100% of shift

Constant lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs. Constantly required to hear, talk, write, read, keyboard/computer entry, reach, stretch, work under time constraints with needed ability for task management flexibility and to perform routine duties with attention for details. Constant abilities used/required on the job are mathematics, memory, reasoning, estimating, problem-solving and exercising judgment.

Constantly stand, walk or sit, while requiring oral and written communications with co-workers, customers and transactions with guidance available.

Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Infrequently climb (up ladders, etc.), balance (to reach items) or drive a car.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Constantly works with others, around others, with co-workers in other departments or branches and with customers and the general public in person and via telephone. Constantly works indoors, in confined areas and is exposed to the risk of electrical shock.

Frequently works around noise (moderate level). The employee must have the ability to focus on tasks and customers while hearing machines, conversations of others, music, phones etc., in a confined area.

Infrequently the employee works alone and also works near moving objects. The employee is also infrequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Company Functions and Expectations:

Technical Knowledge

Has the technical knowledge and analytical skills to fulfill job duties in a positive manner. Keeps abreast of new and changing developments in industry/field especially as it pertains to the individual’s position. Has the ability to analyze situation and react accordingly.


Expresses information/thoughts clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form. Keeps communication channels open with subordinates and supervisors. Responds promptly to calls or inquiries in a courteous and professional manner. Communication is effective and efficient.


Establishes priorities, sets goals and meets deadlines in an accurate and efficient manner. Organizes overall workflow and working area. Quickly identifies problems, makes timely decisions and notifies affected personnel. Plans effectively to ensure timely completion of duties.

Team Work/Professionalism

Is willing to assist others to ensure deadlines are met. Provides assistance to less experienced personnel when needed. Informs appropriate personnel of significant issues in a timely manner. Works well in group environment and with supervisor. Models professionalism by addressing others with appropriate actions and appearance within professional boundaries.

Customer Service Culture

Employees will strive for outstanding, professional and courteous service to our customers and anyone who visits our facility.