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  • Operations Manager (Full-Time)

    First State Bank & Trust Company is seeking a confident, experienced Operations Manager to become a member of their team. This position will provide leadership and be fully knowledgeable and skilled in the area of opening checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts and the Customer Acquisition & Growth Strategy (CAG) Program. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, enthusiastic and a positive and productive team player. You will be responsible for assisting the managers/supervisors with scheduling, providing a resource for situational resolutions and assigning duties to the managers/supervisors to ensure efficient function of their departments. First State Bank & Trust is a locally owned community bank. We believe in providing “Amazing People, Exceptional Experiences.”

    Essential Functions:

    • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
    • Provides day-to-day oversight, direction, coaching, mentoring, motivation and professional development to staff.
    • Leads in the implementation of operational changes to support new products and recommends changes to more efficiently and effectively support services offered.
    • Recommends and implements operational procedures and system utilization.
    • Identifies operational inefficiencies and collaborates with staff to resolve or improve them.
    • Serves as a communication link between all departments, branches and leadership to ensure the branches are informed of initiatives and other pertinent information.
    • Leads the monthly Operations meeting.
    • Attends the monthly ALCO meetings, DDA Compliance meetings, Manager’s meetings and Officers’ meetings.
    • Attends the bi-monthly teller meetings.
    • Conducts 4x2 Conversation Discussions, performance evaluations, that are timely and constructive for all Branch Managers and Supervisors.
    • Handles discipline of employees as needed and in accordance with Bank policy.
    • Assists managers/supervisors as needed.
    • Weekly branch visits to observe the operational performance and functions at each location.
    • Monitors proof corrections, teller corrections and combined reconcilement daily; assists Branch Managers/Supervisors with staff to resolve out of balance situations and to improve accuracy as needed.
    • Perform all teller, bookkeeping and new account representative duties, as needed.
    • Functions as Bank Secrecy Officer alternate and completes daily BSA reporting and compliance checks.
    • Remains knowledgeable of Bank’s products and services and explains to customers accurately.
    • Performs follow-up with customers.
    • Routinely provides customers with necessary information and troubleshoot customer issues.
    • Resolves problems or discrepancies concerning customers’ accounts.
    • Be familiar with customers’ resources to be able to assist customers.
    • Maintains overall responsibility for all aspects of banking, including the implementation of strategies and the establishment of goals to achieve growth, profit, operational efficiency and customer service objectives.
    • Exercises the usual authority of a manager concerning performance improvement plans and reviews, promotions, salary recommendations and terminations.
    • Assists with the opening and closing of branch offices, as needed.
    • Participates in community involvement activities outside of the Bank.
    • Follows, ensures and supports the Bank’s policies and procedures are followed consistently and accurately.
    • Positively represents the Bank’s culture and values.
    • Uses the Bank’s systems to monitor efficiency and productivity.
    • Assists with issues relating to policies, procedures, product knowledge, service delivery and problem resolution.
    • Serves as an advocate for a workplace that welcomes, supports and celebrates diversity, inclusion and social responsibility.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Job Qualifications:

    • High School diploma or GEG required.
    • Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent preferred from an accredited college or university; a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum of two to three years of supervisory experience required.
    • Minimum of three years banking experience, specifically in teller operations preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Must be an enthusiastic, positive leader and a productive team player.
    • Proficient with the use of computers and related software.
    • Strong analytical, organizational and decision-making skills.
    • Initiative.
    • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment and meeting quality standards for services.
    • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and make effective presentations to banking officials and community leaders.
    • Thorough understanding of banking services, customers, procedures, and policies.
    • Excellent management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to work independently and meet multiple deadlines.

    Other Requirements:

    • Flexibility with hours and days, as applicable to branch.
    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Ability to lift 10-50 pounds.
    • Ability to hear normal conversations and receive information and converse with others.
    • Requires regular travel throughout the assigned district.
    • Will utilize a computer to perform daily duties and to prepare documents, using dexterity and hands for typing, physically moving and handling documents, etc.
    • Ability to follow detailed and general instructions; basic math skills.
    • In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, the employee will maintain knowledge of the Bank Secrecy Act regulations and all other regulatory, security and bank policies and procedures.
    • Company Conformance-In the performance of respective tasks and duties, the employee is expected to successfully perform quality work within deadlines with or without supervision, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers; work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
    • Other Duties -This job description in no way should be construed as a contract for employment. These job duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Benefits:

    • Competitive Salary based on experience
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Paid Time Off
    • Payroll Direct Deposit
    • Free Bank services
    • Discounted YMCA Gym Membership
    • 10 paid holidays

    Prior to hire, we do background screening and drug testing. This is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Training and Development Manager (Full-Time)

    First State Bank & Trust Company is seeking an experienced individual to provide leadership, training and support to tellers and other staff in areas of customer service and banking procedures. In this role, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills, as this role will be heavily focused on coordinating bank training programs, providing new hire and continuous training for all tellers to maintain performance at the highest levels. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, enthusiastic and enjoys working in a dynamic financial environment. Position requires attention to detail, excellent communication skills and strong organizational ability. First State Bank & Trust is a locally owned community bank. We believe in providing “Amazing People, Exceptional Experiences.”

    Essential Functions:

    • Assists customers and makes them feel welcome.
    • Provides new hire and continuous training, provides ongoing development and engages operational staff in training and development.
    • Provides day-to-day oversight, direction, coaching, mentoring, motivation and professional development to staff.
    • Encourages employee’s creativity and ideas.
    • Implements various learning and training methods (i.e., coaching, job-shadowing, online training).
    • Collaborates with HR and operations to understand their needs related to training and development by proactively interfacing with key stakeholders in order to understand, recommend and deploy effective solutions.
    • Maintains and tracks educational budget.
    • Identifies and assesses the future and current training needs through job analysis, career paths, performance reviews and consultation with managers/supervisors.
    • Participates in the interviewing, hiring and termination of operational staffing.
    • Conducts new hire discussions at 30, 60, and 90-days that are timely and constructive.
    • Coordinates CSI’s e-Learning module training.
    • Coordinates biweekly teller training (teller meetings).
    • Attends the monthly Customer Acquisition & Growth (CAG) Strategy meetings, DDA Compliance meetings.
    • Assists managers/supervisors to comply and work toward branch goals to achieve and/or exceed branch growth potential.
    • Participates in a rotational department schedule to spend time in each department.
    • Explains, promotes, or sell products and services to include, but not limited to cashier’s checks, money orders, debit cards, checking accounts, savings accounts, online banking, bill pay, mobile banking and CD’s
    • Remains knowledgeable of Bank’s products and services and explains to customers accurately.
    • Recognizes customer cues for appropriate products and services they currently may not be using and provides coaching and training for bank personnel to provide excellent customer service.
    • Maintains overall responsibility for all aspects of banking, including the implementation of strategies and the establishment of goals to achieve growth, profit, efficiency and customer service objectives.
    • Collaborates with subordinates and managers/supervisors implementing and marketing new products.
    • Fosters overall team approach that motivates staff to appropriately promote the Bank’s products to meet the goals and objectives.
    • Works with management team to build culture characterized by teamwork, high morale and retention of valued employees.
    • Participates in community involvement activities outside of the Bank.
    • Follows and supports the Bank’s policies and procedures accurately.
    • Positively represents the Bank’s culture and values.
    • Ensures training material is compliant with relevant regulations.
    • Serves as an advocate for a workplace that welcomes, supports and celebrates diversity, inclusion and social responsibility.

    Job Requirements and Qualifications

    Education:

    • High School diploma or GEG required.
    • Two to three years of banking or sales experience is preferred, but not required.
    • Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from an accredited college, university or technical school.
    • Minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Work related experience should consist of training or operational background.
    • Educational experience, through in-house training sessions, formal school or financial industry related curriculum, should be business or financial industry related.

    Knowledge/Experience:

    • Must be an enthusiastic, positive leader and a productive team player.
    • Proficient with the use of computers and related software.
    • Strong analytical, organizational and decision-making skills.
    • Initiative.
    • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
    • Strong writing and record keeping ability for reports and training manuals.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
    • Ability to develop written content and express thoughts clearly, concisely and accurately.
    • Must possess excellent presentation skills.
    • Must be able to work independently and meet multiple deadlines.
    • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.
    • Self-starter and continuous learner.

    Other Requirements:

    • Flexibility with hours and days, as applicable to branch.
    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Ability to lift 10-50 pounds.
    • Ability to hear normal conversations and receive information and converse with others.
    • Requires regular travel throughout the assigned district.
    • Will utilize a computer to perform daily duties and to prepare documents, using dexterity and hands for typing, physically moving and handling documents, etc.
    • Ability to follow detailed and general instructions; basic math skills.
    • In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, the employee will maintain knowledge of the Bank Secrecy Act regulations and all other regulatory, security and bank policies and procedures.
    • Company Conformance-In the performance of respective tasks and duties, the employee is expected to successfully perform quality work within deadlines with or without supervision, interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers; work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
    • Other Duties -This job description in no way should be construed as a contract for employment. These job duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Benefits:

    • Competitive Salary based on experience
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Paid Time Off
    • Payroll Direct Deposit
    • Free Bank services
    • Discounted YMCA Gym Membership
    • 10 paid holidays

    Prior to hire, we do background screening and drug testing. This is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Teller - Parkview Office (Part-Time)

    We are currently seeking a part-time teller to process customer transactions as requested and provide prompt, efficient and accurate customer service while representing the bank in a courteous, professional manner. As a teller you are responsible for balancing all financial transactions performed during the work shift. Tellers are cross-trained on opening new accounts once a mastery of teller skills has been demonstrated. This position plays an essential role in finding the right solutions to meet customers’ needs.

    Becoming a teller is a great way to get a glimpse into the broad world of finance and banking. Tellers project a professional image in dress, manner and communication and must also comply with all bank policy, regulations, and laws.

    Hours: Monday-Friday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and every Saturday 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Some additional hours may be available. Hours not to exceed 30 hours.

    Essential Job Duties:

    • Open and maintain a cash drawer.
    • Process customer transactions, including receiving deposits, verifying cash and endorsements and issuing receipts, installment loan payments, making withdrawals, cashing checks, scanning work and providing customer account printouts and open new accounts.
    • Prepares cashier’s checks, money order’s, gift cards as requested.
    • Balances transactions at the end of the day and verifies cash totals.
    • And other miscellaneous duties as needed.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Basic understanding and the ability to operate various office equipment such as: Typewriter, Printers, Computers, Fax, Adding machine and Copy machine.
    • Strong communication skills (verbal/written).
    • Ability to multitask.
    • Excellent customer service skills.

    Job Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Previous sales and money handling experience preferred, but willing to train successful candidate

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time

    Benefits Include:

    • Competitive salary
    • 401(k) with employer match (eligibility requirements must be met)
    • Paid PTO (eligibility requirements must be met)
    • Free Bank services
    • Discounted YMCA Gym Membership
  • Teller - Walmart Office (Part-time) (22 hours)

    We are currently seeking a part-time teller to provide prompt, efficient, accurate customer service while giving a warm welcome to everyone who comes into the Bank. Tellers are the faces of our company to many of our customers and non-customers alike. As a Teller you are responsible for helping customers meet their financial goals by handling and balancing routine financial transactions (deposits, withdrawals, advances, loan payments, etc.) during your work shift. As a teller you will also inform customers of other Bank products and services that will meet their needs. Tellers are cross-trained on opening new accounts once a mastery of teller skills has been demonstrated.

    Becoming a teller is a great way to get a glimpse into the broad world of finance and banking. Tellers project a professional image in dress, manner and communication and must also comply with all bank policy, regulations, and laws. We’re looking for people who want more than just a job – who want to make a difference in the community where we live and work!

    Hours: Every Monday & Tuesday 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; every Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; every Saturday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. & every Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Some additional hours may be available. Hours not to exceed 30 hours.

    Job Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Word processing and computer database skills
    • Ability to multitask
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Previous sales and money handling experience preferred, but willing to train successful candidates
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time

    Benefits include:

    • Competitive salary
    • 401(k) with employer match (eligibility requirements must be met)
    • Payroll Direct Deposit
    • Free Bank services
    • Discounted YMCA Gym Membership

    Prior to hire, we do background screening and drug testing. This is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

    An application to apply is available below or from any of our locations.

  • Teller - Walmart Office (Part-time) (22-25 hours)

    We are currently seeking a part-time teller to provide prompt, efficient, accurate customer service while giving a warm welcome to everyone who comes into the Bank. Tellers are the faces of our company to many of our customers and non-customers alike. As a Teller you are responsible for helping customers meet their financial goals by handling and balancing routine financial transactions (deposits, withdrawals, advances, loan payments, etc.) during your work shift. As a teller you will also inform customers of other Bank products and services that will meet their needs. Tellers are cross-trained on opening new accounts once a mastery of teller skills has been demonstrated.

    Becoming a teller is a great way to get a glimpse into the broad world of finance and banking. Tellers project a professional image in dress, manner and communication and must also comply with all bank policy, regulations, and laws. We’re looking for people who want more than just a job – who want to make a difference in the community where we live and work!

    Hours: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; every Saturday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. & every Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Some additional hours may be available. Hours not to exceed 30 hours.

    • Open and maintain a cash drawer.
    • Strap and bundle currency.
    • Process customer transactions, including receiving deposits, verifying cash and endorsements and issuing receipts, installment loan payments, making withdrawals, cashing checks, scanning work and providing customer account printouts and open new accounts.
    • Prepares cashier’s checks, money order’s, gift cards as requested.
    • Balances transactions at the end of the day and verifies cash totals.
    • And other miscellaneous duties as needed.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Basic understanding and the ability to operate various office equipment such as: Typewriter, Printers, Computers, Fax, Adding machine and Copy machine.
    • Strong communication skills (verbal/written).
    • Ability to multitask.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

    Education & Experience:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Previous sales and money handling experience preferred, but willing to train successful candidates.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
    • Ability to lift up to 25lbs of coin.
    • Ability to be flexible as needed.
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    Benefits include:

    • Competitive salary
    • 401(k) with employer match (eligibility requirements must be met)
    • Payroll Direct Deposit
    • Free Bank services
    • Gym membership (half an adult YMCA membership paid by the Bank)

    Prior to hire, we do background screening and drug testing. This is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

    An application to apply is available below or from any of our locations.

  • Floater Teller (Full-time)

    We are currently seeking a Floater Teller that will operate a teller’s window by providing prompt, efficient and accurate customer service while representing the bank in a courteous, professional manner. Be flexible to work as a Teller or a New Account Representative as needed and relieve tellers who are absent at other convenient locations. This position plays an essential role in finding the right solutions to meet customers’ needs. Our ideal candidate enjoys face-to-face meetings with new people, being a member of a team and seeking opportunities to exceed our customer’s expectations.

    Becoming a teller is a great way to get a glimpse into the broad world of finance and banking. Tellers project a professional image in dress, manner and communication and must also comply with all bank policy, regulations, and laws.

    Hours: Hours of operation are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturdays are on a every other rotation of 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This position travels between branches as assigned to assist customers with a variety of transactions.

    Essential Job Duties:

    • Open and maintain a cash drawer.
    • Process customer transactions, including receiving deposits, verifying cash and endorsements and issuing receipts, installment loan payments, making withdrawals, cashing checks, scanning work and providing customer account printouts and open consumer and business deposit new accounts.
    • Reconcile mail drop and night depository.
    • Investigate discrepancies and make corrections as needed.
    • Prepares cashier’s checks, money order’s, gift cards as requested.
    • Balances transactions at the end of the day and verifies cash totals.
    • And other miscellaneous duties as needed.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Basic understanding and the ability to operate various office equipment such as: Typewriter, Printers, Computers, Fax, Adding machine and Copy machine.
    • Strong communication skills (verbal/written).
    • Ability to multitask.
    • Excellent customer service skills.

    Education & Experience:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Previous sales and money handling experience preferred, but willing to train successful candidates.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Benefits include:

    • Competitive salary
    • 401(k) with employer match (eligibility requirements must be met)
    • Paid PTO (eligibility requirements must be met)
    • Free Bank services
    • Discounted YMCA Gym Membership

    An application to apply is available below or from any of our locations.


If you wish to complete an application for these openings or future openings, please download the application below and return it completed to:
Kristy Pafford at First State Bank & Trust Co. at 1005 E. 23rd Street or mail it to PO Box 549, Fremont, NE 68026-0549.

You may also request an application at any of our locations. Our branches are located at:

1005 East 23rd Street
225 N. Main
1965 E. Military
3010 East 23rd Ave N. (in Wal-Mart)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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