Mortgage Loan Officer - Job #21-03

First Federal
Job Description
Under the direction of the Consumer Lending Team Leader, is responsible for the origination of one to four single family residence loans including fixed rate mortgages & home equity products. 

To the greatest extent possible, other products and services will be cross-sold to clients to support a full service banking relationship philosophy.  This individual will use their outside contacts including realtors, builders and other referral sources to generate loan activity.   

 This position will be expected to cultivate new sources of business on an ongoing basis.  Additionally, the position is expected to manage the loan process accurately, in an orderly manner and in compliance with bank policy & bank regulations.  

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Formal college level training/education in business desirable.  2+ years of successful external/outside residential mortgage origination experience with an emphasis on self-sourced business.  Newberg market experience preferred.
  • Proven sales experience with the ability to meet production standards set for individual production.
  • Complete familiarity with FNMA/FHLMC guidelines and understanding of all facets involved in real estate transactions.
  • Good written, electronic and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to appropriately and tactfully handle confidential information.
  • Great telephone etiquette
  • Good organizational and project tracking skills.
  • Successful financial services experience, preferably in a bank setting desired.
  • Effective customer service techniques and good written and verbal communication skills.  Solid math skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well with other loan officers, support staff, and management, as well as the ability to effectively deal with difficult customer situations and/or problem accounts.
  • Ability to meet bonding requirements for employment, have good credit and pass a criminal background check, drug screen and NMLS licensing requirements shown below.
  • Licensing Requirement:  Candidates who are placed in this job role will be required to 1) register with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) & Registry and complete a MU4R filing notice, 2) provide fingerprints and 3) to authorize a criminal background screen through the Registry in compliance with the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (S.A.F.E. Act).  First Federal will facilitate the individual registration (or transfer of an existing registration) and pay all applicable registration fees.
  • Proof of valid state driver’s license and auto insurance.
Pre-Employment Requirements:  The position for which you are applying is one that will have access to confidential customer financial information. As a result the following pre-employment screens are required.
  • Pre-employment drug screen
  • Consumer credit report
  • Criminal background screening
Applications:  Online applications for employment are available on the First Federal Company website under the Careers section at:

Deadline for Application:       Position will remain open until filled.

First Federal is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Vets/Disabled, committed to a diverse workforce.  First Federal participates in the Federal E-Verify Program and is an Affirmative Action Employer.  If you need assistance with completion of an application for employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 503-435-3216.

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