Commercial Lending Specialist – Austin, TX

Commercial Lending Specialist

Austin, TX

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Why Us?
Many organizations talk about making a difference in the world. At Farm Credit Bank of Texas, it’s more than talk. That’s because we have a central role financing the ag producers and businesses that supply the world with food, fiber and so much more. And while you’re playing your part helping feed the world, we contribute to your personal success, too, with competitive compensation and a generous health-and-wellness benefits package. You can grow your skills using our online catalog of thousands of training options while working in a modern workplace located below the bluffs of the Colorado River just northwest of downtown Austin. We have updated into a hybrid work design, so only candidates willing and able to work onsite at our Austin office should consider this opportunity.

Position Description:
We are searching for a highly experienced, Commercial Lending Specialist. The role will primarily support the credit and finan ce associate general counsel in the areas of drafting legal documents, facilitating loan closings, credit, and record management, note taking, loan and regulatory compliance, litigation support, due diligence, research, administrative functions, and such tasks as required by the Legal/Corporate Affairs Department. The Commercial Lending Specialist will manage and facilitate credit actions from approval to legal review to draft document preparation to issuing participation certificates for execution via DocuSign to funding and through post-closing activities.

Day-to Day-Duties and Responsibilities:
– Responsible for preparing and facilitating the preparation of participation certificates, agency agreements, direct notes, and other loan documents (as required) in a timely and accurate manner.
– Tracking and managing loan documents, including execution via DocuSign.
– Review of post-closing loan documents, perfection of security interests, title policies and other post-closing items to ensure correctness, completeness and protection of the bank’s security interests.
– Research, review and summarize UCC lien, secretary of state, property tax and real property record searches.
– Responsible for managing the iDocket subscription and litigation.
– Responsible for managing active Legal Hold Orders, subpoenas and other record management.
– Monitoring active litigation and bankruptcies dockets.
– Attending lender calls, court hearings and meetings and taking accurate notes (as required).
– Organizing conferences and meetings.
– Assists with FCA, insurance and other reporting requirements.
– Collaborating with outside counsel and business partners to improve existing company practices and procedures.
– Completes other ad-hoc projects as assigned from time to time by the Corporate Affairs/Legal Department.

What You Bring to the Team:
It’s an important role that covers many skills. We’re seeking applicants with 5 or more years commercial finance or banking experience. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or Paralegal Degree or Certification with coursework in business law, contract law, real estate, banking, credit and finance experience in commercial lending. Experience in drafting commercial loan documents and/or review is required. The best qualified candidates will have proficient knowledge of bilateral and syndicated lending transactions, the Farm Credit System, compliance, loan systems, and loan documentation and closings. Litigation and regulatory experience are also desirable.

Position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, aptitude for details, analytical skills, excellent business judgment and proficiency in organizing and planning. Employee should have proficient technical skills, including document drafting capabilities, familiarity with financial and legal terminolo gy and loan documentation and ability to work under pressure and deadlines. The focus of this job is on producing high quality, detailed work based on established standards, guidelines and procedures.

Why Farm Credit Bank of Texas:
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive, affordable, and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance:
– Flexible health-and-wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more.
– 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
– Option to use sick leave to take your pet to the vet for emergency services
– Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services, or even ts
– Ongoing professional-development opportunities
– Generous tuition-reimbursement program
– Physical fitness incentive plan
– Employer matching gifts program
Who we are:
We are a $35 billion wholesale bank that’s been financing agriculture and rural America for over 100 years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending associations in five states and we’re active in the nation’s capital markets.
Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. A real person will review your applications, meaning response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. We can’t personally follow-up with each applicant, and we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we ident ify as a potential fit.

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