Credit Union:

NW Priority Credit Union


Portland, OR



Job Description:


NW Priority CU is seeking a Loan Operations Officer to process consumer loans and work with our Director of Lending on Administrative functions for the credit union.



  • 100% Employer-paid health, vision, prescription and dental insurance option for all full-time employees. 45% Employer-paid dependent coverage.
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match – NWPCU matches up to 4% AND gives 6% of the annual salary.
  • 100% Employer-paid life insurance/AD&D package (up to $50,000)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • Short and long term disability (We cover 50% of the premium)
  • Employees receive 1% discount on certain loans after one  year of employment.



Five years experience in consumer lending required.



  • Performs lending functions in conformance with established credit union policies and procedures. Interviews loan applicants in person or by telephone, gathering the pertinent information for credit application, explaining loan options, rates, terms and collateral as required. Reviews and assembles all loan documents to ensure accuracy.
  • Authorizes the approval of loans within the guidelines established by the Director of Lending. Makes the decision to grant or decline a credit request and communicates that decision to the applicant.
  • By listening to problems, collecting data, securing answers and following up on details, resolves matters to the satisfaction of members and branch staff. Discusses sensitive personal financial circumstances with members in a frank yet tactful manner.
  • Prepares loan documents, including notes, security agreements, payroll deduction authorization, vehicle title forms, etc. Verifies that all documents have been accurately completed. Prepares disbursement checks.
  • Files loan documents and inputs loan information into computer.
  • Provides payoff figures. Prepares correspondence for mailing from loan department.
  • Responsible for preparing all documents for home equity and second mortgage loans. Counsels members on mortgage products. Makes recommendations to Director of Lending on all home equity loans.
  • Prepares reconveyance and balance billings for flood determination and title company.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and developments with competitors through such activities as reading publications, contacting counterparts in other organizations and attending meetings, seminars and special events.
  • Provides staff training in the loan area as needed. Provides support to the loan department staff, answering questions on policies and procedures. Promotes a positive team environment.
  • Assist Director of Lending with operational duties and maintain procedures to maximize efficiency and quality of work to provide consistent quality services to members.
  • Acts as support service to other member service reps, tellers, etc. with respect to counseling members, knowledge sharing, enhancements and other training as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.
  • HMDA year-end reporting to CFPB.
  • Responsible for escrow servicing.


Software Skills: Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Physical Demands: Required to sit for extended periods and occasional walking to provide member services.

Work Conditions: Regular work day with occasional overtime. Noise level moderate to high in immediate area and normal range of hearing necessary to communicate by telephone and in person with staff and members. Exposed to potentially hazardous conditions (robbery).

Other Skills: Strong organizational and analytical skills required to resolve member/staff questions or problems.  Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills to represent the Credit Union professionally and positively to members and to interact daily with staff and management. Ability to exercise judgment and maintain confidentiality in dealing with membership and staff. Ability to complete or resume tasks despite interruptions.