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

  • Trust Operations Manager
    This position is responsible for maintaining the Trust accounting system functions and will work closely with the Company’s Information Services Department and third party vendors who support the Trust accounting system. The Trust Operations Manager will ensure that the system functions properly and that all Trust operations work is completed correctly, accurately and on time. Additionally is responsible for all Trust accounting, balancing, approval of all outgoing wires, review of custody accounts and account closings. Requires 5 yrs of Trust Operations experience, working knowledge of Trust accounting, automated Trust accounting systems and a minimum of 3 yrs of Trust Operations management experience.
  • Compliance Officer
    This position will act as a key resource for maintaining and implementing the Bank’s Compliance Program to ensure bank-wide adherence to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.  Responsibilities include development and updates to the Compliance Program, development of Compliance training programs, continuing education to staff, provide assistance during compliance examinations and provide input regarding compliance concerns relevant to the products and services offered by the bank.  Requires 5+ years of experience as a Compliance Officer or Risk Manager in a financial institution, demonstrated competence with all pertinent consumer protections laws with particular expertise in BSA/AML, CRA, HMDA and Fair Lending regulations.
  • 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.
  • Human Resources Executive
    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.
  • Sr. 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.
  • Senior Retail Operations Officer - Santa Fe
    The Senior Retail Operations Officer is responsible for supporting the Branch or Market Managers; ensures branch operational activities run smoothly and efficiently and are consistently applied throughout the system; provides leadership, training and supervision within the branch and promotes business for the Bank by maintaining good customer relations and referring customers to appropriate personnel for new services. Assists in attaining established Bank and branch goals through active participation in sales management and officer call programs. Performs direct supervisory duties of branch staff, coordinates staff for coverage in all related areas of branch operations, including courier services. Assumes responsibility and is accountable for adherence to Bank policies and procedures. May perform managerial duties in the absence of the Branch or Market Manager and other capacities, such as a new accounts representative or Banking Associate (T). Requires 10+ years of experience in Retail banking, extensive operations knowledge, advanced knowledge of related state and federal banking compliance regs, Bank operational policies and procedures, BA in Business. Located in Santa Fe, NM.
  • Retail Strategy Analyst - Santa Fe
    This position will be a strategic partner and advocate for the Retail Banking division’s goals and vision through support of branch staff, liaison activities with other departments and divisions, reporting of management information, mystery shopping management and oversight and utilization of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Requires proficiency in the use of Excel, strong analytical skills with trend analysis experience, 3+ years in banking (Retail or Marketing preferred), BA in Finance, Marketing or related field. Located in Santa Fe, NM.
  • Banking Associate - Las Cruces
    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.
  • 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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