Careers

First National Rio Grande offers employees a people-centered working environment with a strong emphasis on training and education. We believe that each individual should have the means to achieve professional growth and enjoy career satisfaction.

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Some of our unique offerings include 401(k) matching with immediate vesting, time off upon hire, and comprehensive health care coverage plans for medical, dental and vision. First National Rio Grande is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

  • Community Development Banking Officer
    The Community Development Banking Officer is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, effectiveness, and regulatory approval of the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Compliance Program designed to meet the credit needs of the communities in which the Bank offers services. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with community groups focused on Affordable Housing, organizations that target the low and moderate community, as well as organizations that facilitate and encourage small business and small farm lending. This position will serve as an expert resource for the staff on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) lending, CRA investments and volunteer activities that serve low- and moderate communities. Additionally involves developing an understanding of the issues that impact the community and providing information regarding the Bank’s policies and procedures relating to the Community Reinvestment Act and community development lending and investment. Requirements include 3-5 years experience in CRA Compliance Program leadership, experience with SBA and an advanced level of knowledge of the CRA.
  • Internal Auditor
    Under the direction of the Risk Committee Chairperson, as well as the Chief Risk Officer, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of the bank’s long range risk based internal audit program. This includes timely execution of internal audits in accordance with the audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects. Responsibilities include the establishment of a risk-based program, risk assessments and compliance with policies. Requires 5-7 years financial experience through public accounting/auditing and /or industry experience and strong analytical skills. B/A in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Human Resources – Training Director
    This position will serve as the advisor and counselor to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive leadership on matters of Human Resources, Training, talent management, career development and corporate culture. Will provide the leadership and direction of the Human Resources and Training functions and staff, including oversight of key operational functions, i.e., formulating and recommending policies, employee relations and legal and regulatory compliance. Additionally responsible for the Bank’s Human Capital Plan as well as achieving the related goals of the Bank’s Strategic Plan as it pertains to Human Resources and Training. Requirements include BA in Human Resources management with at least 15 years directly related knowledge and experience in Human Resources/Training, financial services background and/or PHR or SPHR credentials and 5 – 10 years of Training management experience preferably in a financial institution environment. Position may be located in Denver or Santa Fe.
  • Small Business Administrator Banker
    This position is located in Denver and is responsible for building an internally focused SBA 7a and SBA 504 portfolio for the Relationship Bankers in Colorado and New Mexico. The position will provide ongoing training and communication to the internal Retail and Commercial Bankers with the goal of identifying SBA opportunities, effectively qualifying borrowers and underwriting SBA loan requests. Additionally will work towards building an external networking channel to source SBA loan request across an identified territory on behalf of the Bank. Develops network on an on-going basis to maintain strong SBA loan activity. Requirements include excellent business communications skills, ability to develop and present information in a variety of formats; 7-10 years directly related or specialized knowledge in Commercial lending.
  • Banking Associate
    The Banking Associate is responsible for performing intermediate duties and support related to office operational activities and financial services; processes all new account transactions; assist customers in their selection of various accounts and financial services; cross-selling the Bank's products and services; opening, maintaining and closing of all account types; performing office clerical duties; promoting business for the Bank by maintaining good customer relations and referring customers to appropriate staff for new services. The position of Banking Associate is also required to be fully knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of processing customer transactions, vault, safe deposit, processing and boarding DDA lines of credit, discussing and accepting credit applications and is required to provide leadership, training and support to less experienced Banking Associates.
  • Assistant Controller
    Located in our Denver office, this position is responsible for all day to day Accounting activities, including general leger activities, account reconciliations, accounting schedules, financial and regulatory reporting, as well as the timely and accurate preparation of the Bank’s financial statements and other internal financial reporting. Additionally responsible for a variety of Accounting functions such as review of related journal entries and monthly reconciliations. The Assistant Controller role also includes supervisory responsibilities of junior staff and leadership within the Accounting Department. Will assist with annual audit and periodic regulatory exam requests. Position requires 6-9 years of progressive accounting experience, ideally with a mixture of public accounting and bank or financial institution, secondary education degree in Accounting and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. CPA and experience with FiServ preferred.
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
    The Accounts Payable Clerk will be primarily responsible for processing accounts payable to include identifying appropriate cost center and g/l account, entering data, preparing checks and maintaining files. Additionally responsible for research and responding to inquiries. Requirements include 2-3 years directly related knowledge, proficiency in Microsoft and ability to learn company specific accounting systems.
  • Sr. Accountant/Investment Accountant
    This position is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the Bank’s financial statements and other internal financial reporting. Additionally responsible for a variety of Accounting functions such as preparation of accounting schedules and related journal entries, maintenance of subsidiary ledgers, and monthly reconciliations. The Senior Accountant role also includes some supervisory responsibilities of junior staff within the Accounting group. Requirements include 4-6 years of progressive Accounting experience, ideally in a financial institution, secondary education in Accounting, and excellent interpersonal skills. CPA preferred.
  • Accountant I
    This position is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the Bank’s financial statements and other internal financial reporting. Additionally responsible for a variety of Accounting functions such as preparation of Accounting schedules and related journal entries, maintenance of subsidiary ledgers, and monthly reconciliations. Additional responsibilities include daily G/L balancing activities, process deferred loan fee accounting transactions and preparation of various monthly reconciliations. Requirements include 1-3 years of Accounting experience, ideally in a financial institution, Microsoft Office proficiency and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • SBA Loan Associate - Denver/Westminster
    Perform a wide variety of duties pertaining to the processing of construction draws submitted in connection to construction loans and provide support to Branch personnel and Loan Operations Department.  Review Loan Approvals and prepare checklist identifying loan Documents required.  Document preparation under SBA guidelines.  Booking of loan, regulatory reporting, covenant monitoring, and collateral/lien perfection as per loan approval.  Requires proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel applications; ability to learn new software.
  • Commercial Loan Associate - Boulder
    Responsibilities include a wide variety of duties pertaining to the retainage and servicing of bank customers including: providing a complete loan origination package, posting payments and loan disbursements; acquiring loan documentation and responding to customer inquiries. Position will coordinate all types of loans with lender, compile customer an vendor information needed to complete loan request, and provide customer with appropriate disclosures.  Requires 2-3 years’ previous loan experience, 2-3 years’ previous financial industry experience.

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