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FirstBank Sr Spec, Compliance in Lakewood, Colorado


Founded in 1963, FirstBank maintains more than $20 billion in assets and operates over 110 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona and California. Its growth can be attributed to one simple philosophy: do right by customers, communities and employees, which is at the center of the company’s “banking for good” mantra. FirstBank believes that a company is nothing without the people that comprise it, and prides itself in hiring and training a diverse and talented group. By joining the FirstBank team you will experience its great team culture with ample opportunity for growth. There’s an opportunity for everyone with positions all across the company, from Teller and Call Center to Technology and Lending. Apply today to learn more and join the team!

A Brief Overview

The Compliance Senior Specialist is responsible for operational duties of the Compliance department. This position will assist in the implementation and maintenance of the bank's compliance program. The Senior Specialist ensures conformity and adherence to all applicable federal and state banking laws and regulations. This position also works closely with the Technology department to document how the system works, identify bugs and oversee enhancements.

What you will do

  • Serve as first line contact for compliance inquiries from branch and centralized department staff on more complex issues.

  • Monitor and administer the compliance platform within FirstBank’s enterprise governance risk and compliance system, including violation of law (VOL) and complaint tracking.

  • Support the company’s compliance-related programs, including compliance testing and compliance reporting.

  • Continually evaluate processes within compliance and loan programs for the purpose of making enhancements for efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare monthly reports to track and trend VOLs, complaints, and self-testing.

  • Review front line team compliance activities, and identify emerging trends.

  • Maintain the compliance knowledge base and facilitate the meetings with the operations team.

  • Train and provide guidance to less experienced Compliance employees.

  • Independently create and maintain Regulatory trainings that are assigned through FirstBank Campus.

  • Review and monitor regulatory self-testing, adjusting as appropriate.

  • Assist with maintaining the company’s compliance manual and related documentation.

  • Collaborate on various Compliance Management System reviews.

  • Review and approve marketing material to ensure compliance with federal and state banking laws and regulations.

  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

  • Understand and comply with all provisions of the Safety in the Workplace policy.

Minimum Requirements

  • Typically requires a minimum of 3 years related experience

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in bank regulatory compliance and/or risk management

  • ABA Certificate or ability to obtain certificate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of banking policies and procedures,

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state banking laws and regulations ,

  • Ability to interpret and apply federal and state banking laws and regulations,

  • Strong oral and written communication skills,

  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills,

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency,

  • Ability to use specialized compliance software,

  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality ,

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Frequently remains stationary throughout a typical business day

  • Frequently operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer

  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other rooms

  • Occasionally positions self to access drawers and shelves of various heights

  • Frequently reaches for and handles paperwork and files

  • Constantly communicates with customers, coworkers, and management in-person and on the phone

  • Must be able to exchange accurate information

Salary Range

$24.00 Per Hour to $40.00 Per Hour

Statement of Benefits

FirstBank offers a suite of benefits that support our employees’ professional, financial, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Benefits currently offered with our positions include: Paid Time Off/paid leave programs, 401K/Employee Stock Ownership, United Healthcare medical, MetLife dental, VSP vision, Employee tuition reimbursement, Volunteer Time Off, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Group Life Insurance/AD&D

FirstBank is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. FirstBank does not permit pay inequities. Anyone who believes they have been subject to pay inequity should immediately report their concerns to the Human Resource Department.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)