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Agricultural Banker

Dubuque Bank and Trust, Dubuque, IA

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Under general direction, the Ag Banker I is responsible for increasing sales by originating new agricultural business relationships and cross selling products to existing clients. The main focus will be growing deposits, loans and fee income in a profitable manner.


1. Participates in the business development activities of the bank:
a. Identifies appropriate prospects within defined target markets, creates and manages an effective prospect list and perform activities to insure growth in loan portfolios.
b. Serves our prospects and customers through a consultative selling, trusted advisor role to assist them in recognizing and addressing farming related business opportunities and risks, and helping them accomplish their goals while maximizing our effectiveness.
c. Promotes and cross-sells all bank products and services as appropriate.
d. Seeks out expertise within the company (i.e., governmental guaranty, cash management, specific industry knowledge) to assist in the development of customer relationships.
e. Concludes the sales process by gathering and evaluating financial statements and related data from the prospect or customer, determining potential credit worthiness, and establishing and negotiating proposed credit terms.
f. Reviews and directs new credit requests for existing clients and prospects to ensure adequate business discussions occur and to pursue creditworthy opportunities.
g. Prepares for, attends and participates in sales development meetings.
h. Responsible for the accurate completion of duties remains with the Ag Banker, however specific tasks may be delegated to Portfolio Managers and Loan Assistants.

 2. Participates in the underwriting and documentation of the credit:
a. Utilizes the business case discussion and subsequent meetings with bank management, the credit department, industry specialists and other interested parties to exchange information and ideas, and to seek to understand the opinions of others.
b. Ensures that all relevant information is provided to the credit department in a timely and efficient manner so that all credits can be appropriately underwritten and decisions can be made for our customers in an expeditious manner.
c. Utilizes the credit department to assist in the underwriting of all credits over individual lending limits, and the small business lending center for all credits within the scope of small business, and concludes the underwriting process by reaching concurrence with the credit department.
d. Obtains and documents credit approval.
e. Assures that all client documents and customer agreements, credit and non-credit alike are accurate and properly executed, and funds are not released until all documents are properly executed.  
3. Participates in the management of a loan portfolio:
a. Monitors the portfolio for credit quality.  Understands, detects and reports the early warning signs of problem credits so as to minimize the risk of credit loss and to maintain appropriate risk ratings on all loans.
b. Insures the Lender Annual Reviews and collateral monitoring is completed on a timely basis.
c. Continuously monitors customer performance and maintains timely reporting to include:
i. Receipt of and review of financial statements.
ii. Monitors agreed Covenant
d. Pursues the collection of any delinquent account immediately.
e. Follows up on any open documentation or tickler item such as insurance, tax, or stale financial information.

 4. Completes annual E-Learning Plan and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) training as assigned and keeps up-to-date knowledge of BSA as it relates to the job function.

 5. Conducts business in compliance with bank policies and procedures, as well as all federal and state laws and regulations.

 6. Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelors degree in an agricultural field. A degree in a business field is acceptable, if the applicant has relevant job experience in an agricultural field, plus additional bank related training.


 1.  1-3 years of related banking experience preferably with lending or experience in the Agricultural field.
2. Experience with analyzing credit requests preferred
3. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
4. Ability to develop sales and negotiation skills to be effective in business development.
5. Ability to meet individual goals and contribute in a team oriented environment
6. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.

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Req Num --
ID 548328
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Banking/Mortgage/Financial Services
Clerical/Office Administration
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education Bachelors

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