Loan Officer at Louisiana Land Bank

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Job Description:


Title: Loan Officer (Internal Posting)

Date: March 19, 2024

Location: Hammond, La

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Agricultural Economics, or a related field, and two (2) or more years of experience as a loan officer or loan officer associate.


Recommends or approves loans in assigned territory within the limits of specific delegated authority. Develops and manages loan portfolios including loan originations in the trade area served by the association. Has some latitude for decision making; works under moderate supervision.


  • Responsible for developing and marketing new business within the designated outside service area.

  • Responsible for meeting monthly/annual sales goals and objectives.

  • Assists prospective and current borrowers with their credit needs and with formulating solutions to credit related issues.

  • Makes and services leases, loans for operating equipment and real estate, and offering other related services such as cash management products and crop insurances within delegated authority and in accordance with association policies. Makes and/or conveys decisions on loan approval, structure and pricing. Responsible for exercising credit risk management responsibilities on loans within area of responsibility.

  • Conducts simple to moderately complex credit analyses. Analyzes balance sheets, income statements, and cash flows of potential borrowers to ascertain creditworthiness. Maintains current, adequate and verified financial information on borrowers and guarantors as required by association policy.

  • Performs loan servicing tasks, which may include partial releases, subordinations to mineral leases and right of ways, division orders, re-amortizations, assumptions, severance agreements, insurance claims, additional advances, extensions and conversions.

  • Ensures that all assigned loans are properly risk rated, assigned loss given defaults are correct and performance status assignments are proper.

  • Complies with proper credit administration practices as outlined in the association's policies and procedures.

  • Performs collections on assigned loans and assists senior-level staff and management with collections on all loans in the portfolio. Works with delinquent borrowers to obtain satisfactory loan performance.

  • Assures that adequate insurance coverage is maintained as required by loan conditions and monitors ad valorem taxes to insure that such taxes are paid on the security.

  • May assist with the title examination process on perspective loans to ensure validity of liens on property pledged as collateral or security interest on chattels. Prepares loan closing packages and facilitates the loan closing process as required in accordance with all applicable association and FCA policies and regulations.


    May perform appraisals, inspections and/or collateral evaluations in compliance with district and Association standards and procedures. May assist with or attend public relations functions for the Association.


    General knowledge of accounting/financial systems. Specialized knowledge of accounting/finance principles. Skill in oral and written communication. Basic skill level in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to perform basic accounting/financial analyses under moderate supervision.


    Frequent interaction with customers, association departmental staff and management. Occasional interaction with association senior management, and/or CEO. Occasional interaction with Farm Credit Bank of Texas staff. Frequent interaction with area professionals including real estate agents, commercial bankers, and others who deal with the association in the normal course of business.


    Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to stand for limited periods of time. Ability to walk for moderate distances. Frequent finger/hand manipulation (e.g. keyboard, office equipment, small hand tools, etc.). Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling while exerting up to 50 pounds of force.


    Compliance with FCBT and Association technology and security standards is required.


    Regular attendance is required in this job. Must maintain a valid and current driver license.

    To Apply:

    If you meet the minimum requirements and want to be considered for this position, please apply online at



    Join Our Team!
    As a cooperative, Louisiana Land Bank, ACA is committed to the best interest of our stockholders as well as our dedicated workforce. We seek out successful professionals in a variety of fields. As an equal opportunity employer, Louisiana Land Bank strives to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or genetic information. An electronic version of the \"EEO is the Law\" English poster is also available.
    Company Profile
    Louisiana Land Bank has been the leading agribusiness lender in Louisiana for over 100 years. We are a locally owned and operated lending cooperative whose specialty and expertise are found in making agricultural loans. We are also expert lenders for agribusiness, forestry and timber operations and machinery, large and small scale farming, and other rural land-lending needs. Louisiana Land Bank is headquartered in Monroe, La. and has ten branch offices strategically located throughout the state to better serve our customers.
    Commitment to Diversity
    Louisiana Land Bank is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that human capital is our most valuable asset. The board and management team respect differences and view having a diverse and inclusive group of associates as a competitive strength to better serve our agricultural and agribusiness customers.

    We also believe that a wide range of experience and different personal perspectives, brought to the association through a diverse work force and a broad customer base, are vital to the continued financial success of the association. By embracing and leveraging our distinctive strengths, we can position ourselves as an employer of choice.

    All employees of Louisiana Land Bank have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times and are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored events.

    Diversity awareness training is provided to all Louisiana Land Bank employees and Board members to enhance their knowledge for the continued fulfillment of this responsibility.
    Benefits are an essential part of Louisiana Land Bank's total compensation package. We offer comprehensive, affordable and competitive benefit options including but not limited to:

    • A warm, collaborative and family-friendly atmosphere
    • Flexible health benefits (medical, prescription, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, etc.)
    • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution
    • Long-term disability and life insurance
    • Vacation leave, sick leave and paid holidays
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Incentive pay plans
    • Employer paid life insurance and disability coverage

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