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Careers

Our employees aren’t here for a job. They’re here for a career.

“When I first interviewed at ChoiceOne Bank, I could tell the bank truly cared about the staff and the communities they do business in. I’ve been in banking for 16 years and have never been at a bank that has volunteered more in its communities or cared so much about its customers. To say that I am honored to work here is an understatement.”

Trent Hancock

VP Regional Manager

“After much persuasion from a ChoiceOne employee, I finally decided to submit an application for a Teller position in 2010. I’ve since moved to work in the Customer Service Center. ChoiceOne Bank impacted my life for the best as I’ve been given the opportunity to grow and learn…an opportunity I did not see when I first started after working 8 years as a cashier for a local grocery store.”

Vanessa Garcia

Customer Service Representative

“I have been in banking for 20+ years and have a passion for helping people and serving my community. I love that ChoiceOne Bank truly embraces that philosophy, as is evident in our mission statement.  As employees, we are encouraged to grow, develop and be the best version of ourselves.  I’m so very grateful I was introduced to ChoiceOne Bank and joined this amazing group of people almost 2 years ago.  I get to do what I love daily, with some pretty great people, and I couldn’t be happier!”

Skylet Cummings

AVP Branch Manager

“I started working at ChoiceOne in the 70s in the loan department. After five years, I left to work at a couple other places but I came back to the bank because to me, it feels like home. One of the things I love about ChoiceOne Bank is the fact that I can talk to the President, and he listens.”

Bonnie Koehn

VP Client Development

Careers

Why ChoiceOne?

Our team is engaged, multi-disciplined, and flexible. We’re here to serve our community and attract candidates looking for a company dedicated to the local community. Along with competitive benefits and pay, our team is serious about developing the skills of each team members so they can have a successful career.

Current Positions

Full-Time Call Center Representative / Sparta Office

CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER REPRESENTATIVE 

(Non) Exempt – Grade Level 3

GENERAL SUMMARY

The function of this position is to provide world class support and service to our banking customers.  The incumbent will treat each customer with respect and courtesy, responsively addressing their service concerns, and will recommend appropriate ChoiceOne products and services to help them achieve their financial goals.    Incumbent will take ownership of each customer service situation and work to resolve issues and deepen the customer relationship upon a “First Call Resolution” process.  All Customer Service Center Staff report directly to the manager of the Customer Service Center.

REPORTS TO:  Customer Service Center Assistant Manager

ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS

  1. Portray the proper bank image by focusing on good customer relations, both internal and external.  Be able to Service, Sell and Refer ChoiceOne Bank’s Products.
  2. Adhere to the service and sales standards established for the Customer Service Center (First Call Resolution, Greeting, Be Polite, Personalize, Own the Problem, and Closing).
  3. Perform duties accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner
  1. Develop relationship banking for your clients: Get to know them, greet them by name, and SELL or CROSS-SELL. (Tracking sales and referral efforts and results.)
  1. Get to know our organization thoroughly – what it stands for, the services it offers, and who are the staff members involved in providing particular services.  Through you, your client will be assisted in understanding how valuable ChoiceOne can be to them. Know when to escalate issues for resolution.
  2. Ability to speak clearly with a service mindset and be able to solve complex problems and take ownership until resolved
  3. Adept at using ChoiceOne’s technology and tools (Applications, Synapsis, Decision Pro, Remote Merchant Capture, Cash Management, Internet Banking. Debit Cards etc.)
  4. Be flexible, possess the ability to manage priorities and handle multiple tasks in a busy environment. Ability to open or close as determined by schedule each week. (Current hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  5. Conduct yourself according to our corporate values
  6. Understand and Practice the Vision established for the Customer Service Center
  7. Perform duties accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner
  8. Know our Mission Statement: “Provide superior service, quality advice, and utmost respect to everyone we meet.”

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Excellent Customer Service Skills
  2. Strong Understanding of Sales and Service Standards for Customer Service Center
  3. Ability and willingness to follow the Established Effective Sales and Service procedures
  4. Ability to speak clearly with customer mindset for complex issues in a busy environment
  5. Flexible, dependable, and service-oriented
  6. Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  7. Excellent written and verbal skills
  8. Strong Computer knowledge or willingness to learn those you do not have knowledge of – Jack Henry Applications, Synapsys, Decision Pro, Cash Management, Remote Merchant Capture, NetTeller, and Debit cards.
  9. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  10. Ability to work in a very busy environment, while maintaining and participating in, a fun atmosphere for all
  11. Ability to meet established deadlines
  12. Spanish language skill is a plus

 

RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Accountable to Customer Service Center Manager for the fulfillment of their functions, responsibilities, and proper interpretation of authority
  2. Extensive contact with internal management and staff, clients, the public, and the community and to conduct relationships in a manner that will enhance the overall strategy, service and marketing efforts of the organization
  3. Involvement in community organizations and participation in community projects and events as deemed appropriate

 

REQUIRED RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide Excellent Customer Service as established under Sales and Service Standards
  2. Answer incoming calls quickly and efficiently and escalating issue when appropriate
  3. Take ownership of call and respond with a “First Call Resolution” mindset (85% achievement)
  4. Service, Sell and Refer all ChoiceOne Products
  5. Record all client contact, sales or referrals via Synapsis
  6. Follows all operating policies and procedures for ChoiceOne maintaining audit and compliance procedures
  7. Attends departmental meetings as necessary
  8. Accountable for quality of each and every contact
  9. Be pleasant, helpful, courteous and polite at all times
  10. Is responsible for being familiar with and complying with the provisions of regulatory compliance, including the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act as they relate to the functions of this position.  Completes all required reports related to those acts and reports any observed violations or potential violations of regulatory compliance requirements to a supervisor or other appropriate bank officer.
  11. Performs other duties as may be required from time to time

Full-Time Teller / Coopersville Office

GENERAL SUMMARY:

 The function of a teller is to pay a vital role in the customer banking experience.  Tellers are the face of ChoiceOne Bank. As a teller you will provide World Class Customer Service by handling transactions accurately and efficiently.  Through your daily interactions with customers you will discover opportunities to help grow ChoiceOne Bank and introduce the customers to a banker.

REPORTS TO:  Lead Teller / Assistant Branch Manager

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Minimum of 6 months cash handling experience is preferred
  2. Strong Customer Service Skills
  3. Ability to work well in a team environment
  4. Problem solving skills
  5. Ability to follow policy and procedures
  6. Strong listening and verbal communication skills
  7. Detail-oriented and organized
  8. Ability to multi task
  9. High School or GED
  10. Vault and Atm Certified with 12 months
  11. Meeting and exceed teller sales/referral goals
  12. Processing cash and non-cash bank transactions accurately, and efficiently while balancing daily
  13. Acquiring and maintaining up to date knowledge of banking products, financial services, and technology
  14. Requires schedule flexibility

 REQUIRED RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Accurately and in great confidentiality handle banking transactions
  2. Advance funds from credit cards and other accounts
  3. Miscellaneous duties may include night deposits, ATM balancing and service, supplies, answering phone, etc.
  4. Assists with training of new teller staff.
  5. Is responsible for being familiar with and complying with the provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act FACTA and USA PATRIOT Act as they relate to the functions of this position.  Completes all required reports related to those acts and reports any observed violations or potential violations of those acts to a supervisor or other appropriate bank officer.
  6. Performs other duties as may be required from time to time.
  7. Know the ChoiceOne Bank mission statement, “Provide superior service, quality advice, and show utmost respect to everyone we meet.”

Part-Time Teller / Ravenna

Teller

Non-Exempt – Grade Level 1

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The function of a teller is to pay a vital role in the customer banking experience.  Tellers are the face of ChoiceOne Bank. As a teller you will provide World Class Customer Service by handling transactions accurately and efficiently.  Through your daily interactions with customers you will discover opportunities to help grow ChoiceOne Bank and introduce the customers to a banker.

REPORTS TO:  Lead Teller / Assistant Branch Manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 6 months cash handling experience is preferred
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to follow policy and procedures
  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to multi task
  • High School or GED
  • Vault and Atm Certified with 12 months
  • Meeting and exceed teller sales/referral goals
  • Processing cash and non-cash bank transactions accurately, and efficiently while balancing daily
  • Acquiring and maintaining up to date knowledge of banking products, financial services, and technology
  • Requires schedule flexibility

REQUIRED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accurately and in great confidentiality handle banking transactions
  • Advance funds from credit cards and other accounts
  • Miscellaneous duties may include night deposits, ATM balancing and service, supplies, answering phone, etc.
  • Assists with training of new teller staff.
  • Is responsible for being familiar with and complying with the provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act FACTA and USA PATRIOT Act as they relate to the functions of this position.  Completes all required reports related to those acts and reports any observed violations or potential violations of those acts to a supervisor or other appropriate bank officer.
  • Performs other duties as may be required from time to time.

Senior Credit Analyst / Sparta Office

SENIOR CREDIT ANALYST

 

Exempt – Grade Level 6

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Performs a variety of commercial loan support services, including numerous duties which facilitate and safeguard the lending function.

 

REPORTS TO:  Credit Dept. Manager    

 

ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS

  • Portray the proper bank image by maintaining good customer relations, both internal and external
  • Perform duties accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Get to know our organization thoroughly – what it stands for, the services it offers, and who are the staff members involved in providing particular services.  Through you, your client will be assisted in understanding how valuable ChoiceOne can be to them
  • Be flexible, possess the ability to manage priorities and handle multiple tasks
  • Conduct yourself according to our corporate values
  • Know our Mission Statement: “Provide superior service, quality advice, and show utmost respect to everyone we meet.”

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in finance, accounting, or other related field required.
  • Minimum of three years commercial loan underwriting experience preferred (SBA, FSA, participation, and construction knowledge helpful).
  • Superior Analytical Skills.
  • Flexible, dependable, and service-oriented.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Proficiency with computer software and learning new programs.
  • Strong knowledge of financial documents and general accounting principles.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Expected to conduct relationships in a manner that will enhance the overall marketing effort of the organization.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Accountable to Credit Manager for the fulfillment of their functions, responsibilities, and proper interpretation of authority.
  • Extensive contact with clients, the public, and the community and to conduct relationships in a manner that will enhance the overall strategy and marketing efforts of the organization.
  • Involvement in community organizations and participation in community projects and events as deemed appropriate.

 

REQUIRED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use critical thinking to conduct thorough risk analysis of applications for commercial credit including the Bank’s most complex relationships.
  • Construct financial statement spreads and understand and interpret key ratios.
  • Complete thorough real estate evaluations on various property types.
  • Responsible for calculating risk scorecard and recommending risk ratings.
  • Collect credit information for preparation of commercial loan package.
  • Provide an analyzed, researched, and documented package for review by supervisor, officers, committee, or Board as appropriate.
  • Maintains complete and orderly credit files on loan customers and obtains credit information on borrowers.
  • Maintains various loan/departmental reports.
  • Client contact as necessary.
  • Provide bank management with loan reports as required in a timely manner.
  • Mentor and train new credit analysts – as applicable.
  • Assists supervisor in the establishment and maintenance of procedures necessary to assure good quality loan documentation.
  • Assist loan officers as requested.
  • Working knowledge of and compliance with policies and procedures of the Bank.
  • Is responsible for being familiar with and complying with the provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act as they relate to the functions of this position.  Completes all required reports related to those acts and reports any observed violations or potential violations of those acts to a supervisor or other appropriate bank officer.
  • Performs other duties as may be required from time to time.

Employment FAQ's

What makes a successful employee?

A successful employee is one whose purpose aligns with the values of ChoiceOne Bank. We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference in their communities and who have a heart to serve those they encounter.

We value respect, timeliness, accountability, communication, teamwork, and appreciation.  If you are looking for more than a job and share these values, please apply today!

What is ChoiceOne’s hiring process?

Step one – apply!

For a brief job summary and a list of qualifications and responsibilities click the down arrow to the right of the listing.  If you meet the qualifications and wish to fill out an application click on the “Apply Now” button.  You will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume when completing the application.

The Human Resources department evaluates all incoming applications against prerequisite abilities and skills set for open positions.  If you meet the qualifications and are considered to be one of the strongest candidates the Hiring Manager will contact you to coordinate the next step in the application process. 

The hiring process includes but is not limited to Phone Interviews, In-Person Interviews*, testing, reference checks and background checks.  Qualified candidates may be asked to complete pre-employment testing at some point during the selection process.

Due to the volume of applications received we are not able to respond to all candidates that apply.

*We reserve the right to conduct second- or third-round interviews as needed.

Who should I contact regarding my application status?

Human Resources can be contacted by e-mail at [email protected].

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  1. Your Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
  2. A US government-issued photo ID (e.g. Driver’s License, Passport, or State)
  3. A credit or debit card to fund your new account
  4. A valid email address

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial Banks to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you:
When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We must also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

Online Applications are available for residents of our service area including Kent, Newaygo, Muskegon, Ottawa, Montcalm, Oceana, Osceola, Ionia, Mecosta, Lake, Allegan, and Barry Counties in Michigan.