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First Bank of Montana Commercial Loan Assistant in Plentywood, Montana

About The Role

First Bank of Montana is hiring a Loan Assistant to be an integral part of the team in the Plentywood, Montana location! First Bank of Montana will be operating in Plentywood beginning on July 22, 2024. Training for this position may require travel to another First Bank of Montana branch until July 22.

Are you interested in learning and growing within the banking field? This is the opportunity for you! This position involves providing loan support for loan officers in the branch and requires a positive attitude and great customer service skills. The ability to work in a team atmosphere and promote the bank's products and services is required. Professionalism, confidentiality, good attendance, punctuality, flexibility and adaptability are a must!


The successful candidate will have extensive contact with bank staff as well as with external customers.. He/She will be expected to conduct him/herself in a manner that will enhance the overall efficiency and image of the bank. It will be required to build and maintain rapport with co-workers in order to complete tasks in a timely manner while following all policy and regulatory requirements.

Must comply with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Must complete the assigned online training courses and achieve a score of 85% or greater by due date.

Loan Assistant Functions:

  • Assist loan officers by pulling credit reports, UCC lien search, Vehicle Lien Search & floods
  • Perfect loan collateral by filing UCC and CFS documents
  • Follow up on vehicle titles
  • Insurance monitoring and AM Best Ratings
  • Follow up on deeds of trusts and title policies
  • Organize loan files to ensure all required documents are in order and complete
  • Prepare reconveyances
  • Prepare correspondence to loan customers requesting financial information, credit authorizations, inspections, floor plans as directed by loan officers
  • Credit and file documents and reviews
  • Prepare reports as requested
  • Prepare loan documents and set up files accurately and within established timelines
  • Pull paid notes and loan documents and release liens

Other Job Functions:

  • Perform job functions in compliance with all company policies and procedures, federal and state rules and regulations as applicable to the position, including, but not limited to BSA/AML, OFAC and GLBA/privacy rules.
  • Keep management appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems.
  • Participate in community service and bank sponsored activities that serve and support the mission and values of First Bank of Montana.
  • Provide superior internal and external customer service: must demonstrate self-governance, courtesy, and respect toward external customers as well as internal customers (all organization personnel).
  • Represent First Bank of Montana in a professional manner which includes a professional image, confidentiality, a positive "can-do" attitude, good attendance, punctuality, flexibility and adaptability in meeting bank and customer needs. Keep work area tidy and maintain customer privacy. Attend and participate in meetings as required.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this job in order to accomplish, among other things, in-person contact with customers and lenders.
  • Additional duties as requested or assigned.

About You


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Banking Experience Preferred


  • Ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. and the ability to learn new systems/applications
  • Ability to have a broad knowledge of banking regulations


  • Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level.


The physical 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to: sit; use hands in repetitive motions to finger, grasp, handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to: stand; walk; and lift or reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to: climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, and pull.

Must be able to operate routine office equipment including computer terminals and keyboards, telephones, copiers, facsimiles, and calculators. Must be able to routinely perform work on computer for an average of 6-8 hours per day, when necessary. Must be able to work extended hours or travel off site whenever required or requested by management. Must be capable of regular, reliable and timely attendance. Must be capable of climbing / descending stairs in an emergency situation.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is constantly required to stand and walk. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation/inspection of machines and/or using measurement devices at distances close to the eyes.

Must be capable of occasional travel (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

What We Offer

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Starting salary is dependent upon relevant experience and may vary based on the geographic location of the position. We offer an extensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a health savings account option, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a health rewards program, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, discounts on banking products and services, Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays. Visit our website for more details!

COMPANY OVERVIEW: We are a family of banks whose unique local presence reflects the communities we serve. We welcome the opportunity to grow and change as our customers and communities do the same. Read our story, learn about our banks, and experience life at Glacier Bancorp, Inc. all from our website. Check it out!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants or employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

No Recruiters or unsolicited agency referrals please.

•We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
•Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.