Job Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

Assistant Controller
Location
Port Orchard
Category
Administration
Summary

The Assistant Controller supports the controller in leading the accounting department and managing the systems that properly reflect the financial position and operating results and of the Bank, its holding company and its subsidiaries.

 Essential Functions:

  • Partner with the Controller to lead accounting and finance functions
  • Support and help manage staff responsible for accounting activities, including accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll, cash management and investments
  • Monitor implementation and follow-through of Accounting department activities
  • Make recommendations to improve financial institution cost control and accounting functions
  • Assists with financial, regulatory and tax reporting and financial analysis
  • Assist senior management in evaluating achievement of sustainability and financial goals by contributing to development and reporting of key performance indicators
  • Ensure that the financial institution’s accounting procedures are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory requirements
  • Assist with the preparation of all tax records and information as required by local, state and federal tax authorities
  • Assist in facilitating financial statement audits and internal audits
  • Maintain the integrity of general ledger system with multiple departments
  • Assist on projects for departmental software implementation and efficiency advancements.
  • Assists the CFO and Controller with internal and external audits, financial reporting and tax returns, special projects and other long term assignments
  • Recognize and capitalize on opportunities to develop and improve the skills of the accounting team, deepen the talent pool, and retain staff.  Foster the corporate culture to promote high performance based on the values of the company.
  • Monitor transactional activities to ensure they are performed within the established controls environment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints. Effective and persuasive presentation skills on complex topics to management, employees, public groups and/or board of directors.
  • Ability to link financial thinking, business acumen, operating processes and outcomes. Seek opportunities and anticipate challenges and analyze impact.
  • Is considered a key contributor to the achievement of company strategic goals and objectives.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent required, preferably in business, economics, accounting, finance, mathematics, or other related field.  CPA or CPA eligible preferred.
  • No prior accounting or finance work experience necessary for the right candidate. However, one to five years public accounting experience or experience in finance and accounting at a bank or other financial institution regulated by the FDIC is preferred.
  • Excellent management, communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of financial institution policies and procedures
  • Strong technology skills with advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated experience implementing efficiency improvements, streamlining processes and procedures and leveraging technology solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects
  • Remain flexible to withstand unpredictable changes to schedules and deadlines
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent customer service skills.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients. 
  • Ability to discern information and formulate appropriate action. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Client Service Specialist I, II, III or Senior Float (DOE)
Location
Port Orchard
Category
Retail Banking
Summary

The Client Service Specialist I Float provides exceptional customer service and represents Kitsap Bank in a courteous, professional manner to clients. Accurately and efficiently processes and records routine transactions for Bank clients throughout a Region.  Actively promotes the Bank’s products and services to gain and deepen client relationships.

Essential Functions:

  • Accurately and efficiently processes and records routine transactions for Bank clients including cashing checks, accepting deposits and withdrawals, processing credit card and loan payments, and money transfers. 
  • Actively participates in efforts to gain and deepen client relationships by seeking opportunities to discuss and offer Kitsap Bank products and services as a solution for client’s needs referring them to appropriate support staff when needed. 
  • Discusses consumer and commercial products, quotes product rates when appropriate. 
  • Assists with branch and/or drive-up opening and closing procedures.
  • Assists clients with safe deposit box services. Processes payments and key deposits and refunds.
  • Researches and responds to client inquiries, verifies account information, resolves client concerns or refers them to management as necessary.
  • Actively learns, demonstrates and fosters the Kitsap Bank corporate culture in all actions and words.
  • Develops, maintains and demonstrates a basic knowledge of current Bank products and services. 
  • May perform or back up vault and ATM duties.
  • Performs all responsibilities in accordance with bank policies and complies with all security procedures, compliance regulations and safety procedures.
  • Maintain the safety and confidentiality of client information. 
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of six months cash handling, customer service and/or sales experience.
  • Ability to accurately handle cash.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel between branches as needed.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to perform basic math – addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions and percentages. 
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer technology. 
  • Ability to operate standard bank/office equipment such as a copy machine, telephone, fax machine, branch capture scanner and ten-key calculator
  • Banking experience preferred 

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to stand during the work shift. 
  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients.  
  • Ability to discern information and formulate appropriate action. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Senior Commercial Loan Documentation Specialist
Location
Remote - Bremerton
Category
Loan Operations
Summary

The primary responsibility of the Senior Commercial Loan Documentation position is for the accurate review of all commercial loan documents prepared inside the loan servicing department.  This position also requires being an active member and mentor of a highly evolved work team in the Loan Servicing Center. Must have good general knowledge and ability to support all functions of the Loan Documentation Support positions.

Essential Functions:

Loan Documentation Quality Control:

  • Responsible for the complete quality review of all commercial loan documents produced by others. This position is responsible for all loan types, with emphasis on complex commercial loans, both real estate and non-real estate related, as well as SBA, SWAP and participation loans. Communicates effectively with loan officers and branch loan coordinators to ensure all loan files include all appropriate documentation, including signed approvals.

Training and Staff Mentoring:

  • Responsible for training and mentoring the team members of the loan servicing center in all areas of documentation, booking, accounting and performing monthly reconciliations. Able to correctly convey the Bank’s policy, guidelines and procedures in regards to all lending areas.

Backup for Loan Documentation, Consumer Loan Processing, Funding, Booking and Perfecting Collateral :

  • Must be a backup for creating all types of loan documentation, accurately inputting all types of new, renewed or extension loan requests into the Bank’s core system, as well as funding the transaction, if necessary, and making the appropriate accounting entries.  Ensures that all collateral is perfected and secondary products are ordered or filed, such as tax service, UCC filings and updating ticklers as necessary.

Third Party Vendors :

  • Assists in the reviewing, updating and maintaining third party vendor systems such as the Harland interface to FIS, Laser-Pro lending and any other product needed for the loan documentation process.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position is considered a lead position and has general responsibility over the loan documentation support team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complete all on-line compliance training courses as assigned.
  • Cross trained in all areas of the loan servicing department.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • A minimum of three to five years of related work experience in a loan service, accounting or lending environment is preferred.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. 
  • Advanced knowledge of loan documentation and legal documentation (including complex commercial and SBA loans) and accounting techniques are needed.  Work experience requiring advanced knowledge of all systems related to loan documentation and booking. 
  • Ability to recognize all entity types as they pertain to loan documentation requirements. 
  • Basic working knowledge of lending systems. 
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.    
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound decision-making, problem solving, independent judgment or action and discretion skills.
  • Ability to work with accuracy in an environment with multiple distractions. 
  • Basic knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Ability to operate standard bank/office equipment such as a copy machine, telephone, fax machine, and ten-key calculator
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Due to remote work option, must be located nearby any Kitsap Bank location.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients. 
Information Technology Intern
Location
Bremerton
Category
Information Technology
Summary

As an Intern at Kitsap Bank you will learn the roles and responsibilities within the department you are placed in. Each internship is tailored to a specific department, providing you with knowledge, hands-on experience. More importantly, regardless of the business area, from day one you’ll be welcomed as a contributing team member.  You will learn how we keep customers at the forefront of everything we do and our passion to give back to local communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Pulling supporting documents for certifications and completing audits for the certification.
  • Pulling closed HSA account documents.
  • Address change verification for department and monthly audits.
  • Account Reconciliation – cashier’s checks and expense checks.
  • Processing and verification of online entries.
  • Review pre-Inactive Letters and New Dormant/Inactive report daily.
  • Verify bonds redeemed.
  • Review CC hold verification.
  • Sorting cables and hardware for the cage.
  • Pulling hard drives from SFF computers.
  • Physical inventory such as disposal.
  • Review paper files for completeness and scan into web-based imaging system.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, including ability to apply good human relations skills in dealing with bank staff and prospective clients.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and produce results.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Creative/innovative problem solver.
  • Self-motivated/takes initiative.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer technology.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Ability to operate standard bank/office equipment such as a copy machine, telephone, fax machine, and ten-key calculator.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients. 
  • Travel may be required on occasion.   
  • Ability to discern information and formulate appropriate action. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Financial Service Specialist I, II, or Sr (DOE)
Location
Poulsbo
Category
Retail Banking
Summary

The Financial Service Specialist I (FSS I) provides exceptional customer service and represents Kitsap Bank in a courteous, professional manner to clients.  The FSS I builds and enhances client relationships by actively promoting the Bank’s products and services.  Interviews clients to determine banking needs and makes appropriate referrals to enhance client relationships.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads key sales initiatives by meeting or exceeding individual sales goals and contributing to the achievement of branch sales goals.
  • Actively participates in efforts to gain and deepen client relationships by seeking opportunities to discuss and offer Kitsap Bank products and services as a solution for client’s needs referring them to appropriate support staff when needed. 
  • Interviews clients to determine banking needs.  Discusses consumer and commercial products.
  • Accurately quotes rates, terms and programs to meet client consumer lending needs.  Facilitates the end to end process from loan origination to closing for both non real estate and real estate secured lending products.
  • Opens and processes new accounts including all types of consumer and business deposit accounts and safe boxes.
  • Researches and responds to client inquiries, verifies account information, resolves client concerns or refers them to management as necessary.
  • Assists branch manager with branch meetings and staff training.
  • Actively learns, demonstrates and fosters the Kitsap Bank corporate culture in all actions and words.  
  • Develops, maintains and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of Kitsap Bank products and services, documentation requirements and systems operation.
  • Performs all responsibilities in accordance with bank policies and complies with all security procedures, compliance regulations and safety procedures.
  • Maintain the safety and confidentiality of customer information.
  • Backs up teller line as necessary; accurately and efficiently processes and records routine teller transactions for Bank clients including cashing checks, accepting deposits and withdrawals, processing credit card and loan payments and money transfers.  
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years customer service and/or sales experience.  Banking or financial service industry experience preferred.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of two years cash handling experience.
  • Knowledge of banking products and services and the consumer lending process.
  • Ability to assess client needs and identify opportunities for cross-selling Bank products and services. 
  • Demonstrated success building and enhancing client relationships. 
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform basic math – addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions and percentages. 
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer technology. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to operate standard bank/office equipment such as a copy machine, telephone, fax machine, branch capture scanner and ten-key calculator
  • Must meet NMLS registration requirements*

*Note:  This position requires National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) registration under the terms of the S.A.F.E. Act of 2008. You will be subject to the required registration process, which includes a criminal background check. Failure to meet or maintain any of the NMLS registration requirements, including maintaining a satisfactory criminal and credit record, may result in a rescission of your offer or termination of employment. The Bank will verify whether the applicant has been included in any of the following lists:  U.S. System for Award Management (SAM), the HUD Limited Denial of Participation List (LDP List), or the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Suspended Counterparty Program (SCP) list.  Inclusion on any of these lists may also result in a rescission of your offer or termination of employment.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients
  • Travel is occasionally required to client’s places of business and to attend community events.  
  • Ability to discern information and formulate appropriate action. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Interactive Teller Service Specialist I or II (part-time)
Location
Bremerton
Category
Retail Banking
Summary

The Interactive Teller Service Specialist (ITSS) is outgoing, personable and enthusiastic about engaging with clients via video technology, providing exceptional customer service and represents Kitsap Bank in a courteous, professional manner.  The ITSS is comfortable being on camera, engaging in conversation while multi-tasking and maintaining a pleasant appearance and demeanor including good body posture, eye contact and smiling. The ITSS will stay well informed of Kitsap Bank and non-bank sponsored local community events in the communities they are serving. The ITSS accurately processes and records transactions for Bank clients utilizing the Interactive Teller Service technology.  They actively promote the Bank’s products and services to gain and deepen client relationships. 

*There are currently two part-time openings for 20-25 hours per week in this department.

Essential Functions:

  • Understands ITS technology and is able to explain machine use to customers in a, clear concise, patient, interactive manner. 
  • Accurately and efficiently processes and records routine transactions for Bank clients including cashing checks, accepting deposits and withdrawals, processing credit card and loan payments and money transfers.
  • Accurately balances cash and check totals to ITSs daily totals. 
  • Actively participates in efforts to gain and deepen client relationships by seeking opportunities to discuss and offer Kitsap Bank products and services as a solution for client’s needs referring them to appropriate support staff when needed. 
  • Discusses consumer and commercial products, quotes product rates when appropriate.
  • Researches and responds to client inquiries, verifies account information, resolves client concerns or refers them to management as necessary.
  • Actively learns, demonstrates and fosters the Kitsap Bank corporate culture in all actions and words.
  • Develops, maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of current Bank products, services and promotions.
  • Performs all responsibilities in accordance with Bank policies and complies with all security procedures, compliance regulations and safety procedures. 
  • Maintains the safety and confidentiality of client information.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years customer service and/or sales experience required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including listening skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude. 
  • Individual will need to function within an environment of potential distractions and interruptions which require an ability to remain focused and mange priorities and details.
  • Because this position is based on video interaction, they must be comfortable, professional, and friendly on camera with customers via video access.
  • Ability to multi-task by operating several computer programs at one time. 
  • Ability to assess client needs and identify opportunities for cross-selling Bank products and services.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer technology.
  • Ability to operate standard bank/office equipment such as a copy machine, telephone, fax machine,
  • Previous teller experience preferred. 

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients. 
  • Ability to discern information and formulate appropriate action. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Client Service Specialist I, II, III or Senior (DOE)
Location
Olympic Peninsula - Multiple Locations
Category
Retail Banking
Summary

The Client Service Specialist I (CSS I) provides exceptional customer service and represents Kitsap Bank in a courteous, professional manner to clients at branches.  Accurately and efficiently processes and records routine transactions for Bank clients.  Actively promotes the Bank’s products and services to gain and deepen client relationships.

*There are currently two openings for this position in the following locations:

  • Port Angeles
  • Port Townsend
  • Port Hadlock
  • Bethel & Lund (Port Orchard- 2 openings)
  • Bremerton

Essential Functions:

  • Accurately and efficiently processes and records routine transactions for Bank clients including cashing checks, accepting deposits and withdrawals, processing credit card and loan payments, and money transfers. 
  • Actively participates in efforts to gain and deepen client relationships by seeking opportunities to discuss and offer Kitsap Bank products and services as a solution for client’s needs referring them to appropriate support staff when needed. 
  • Discusses consumer and commercial products, quotes product rates when appropriate. 
  • Assists with branch and/or drive-up opening and closing procedures.
  • Assists clients with safe deposit box services. Processes payments and key deposits and refunds.
  • Researches and responds to client inquiries, verifies account information, resolves client concerns or refers them to management as necessary.
  • Actively learns, demonstrates and fosters the Kitsap Bank corporate culture in all actions and words.
  • Develops, maintains and demonstrates a basic knowledge of current Bank products and services. 
  • May perform or back up vault and ATM duties.
  • Performs all responsibilities in accordance with bank policies and complies with all security procedures, compliance regulations and safety procedures.
  • Maintain the safety and confidentiality of client information. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned. 
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of six months cash handling, customer service and/or sales experience.
  • Ability to accurately handle cash.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to perform basic math – addition, subtraction, multiplication, fractions and percentages. 
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer technology. 
  • Ability to operate standard bank/office equipment such as a copy machine, telephone, fax machine, branch capture scanner and ten-key calculator.
  • Banking experience preferred.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to stand during the work shift. 
  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients.  
  • Ability to discern information and formulate appropriate action. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Residential Loan Operations Specialist I, II or Senior (DOE)
Location
Gig Harbor or Bremerton
Category
Loan Operations
Summary

The Residential Loan Operations Specialist position is responsible for accurate and timely operations of the Bank’s loan process for Residential Real Estate and Non Real Estate Consumer Lending. This includes collaborating with our Third Party Fulfillment Partner on Consumer and Mortgage Real Estate loans, executing review of loan documentation for all loan types and dispositions, and funding and booking loans as well as processing, documenting, booking and funding Non-Real Estate Consumer loans. Additionally this position is responsible for all duties of Lock Desk operations and various types of high level reporting on all loan types to include HDMA reporting.  This position reports to the VP, Residential Loan Operations Manager.

Essential Functions:

Lock Desk:

Responsible for executing all activities of the Lock Desk, including but not limited to, confirming and processing lock requests, extensions, and re-locks while adhering to and enforcing the Rate Lock Policy. Registering and locking loans with investors; ensuring accuracy and alignment between the LOS and the investor system. Delivering lock confirmations to the Loan Officers and fulfillment along with maintaining accurate reporting and records.             

Loan Documentation:

Review loan documentation ensuring it is completed compliantly, timely and properly as prescribed in policy and guidelines for all loan types and file dispositions.  Communicates effectively with fulfillment partners, loan officers, branch staff, borrowers and third party vendors to ensure all files include appropriate documentation.  Also responsible for reviewing loan documents produced before sent to the borrower to execute.  

Loan Funding/Booking:

Responsible for all steps required for closing, funding and booking new loans for all loan types. Also executes post-closing steps to include but not limited to scanning and tracking closed files, and balancing and processing purchase advices received by the investor.  

Reporting/Servicing:

Complete and ensure accurate reporting for HMDA, Locks, Pipeline, and other various reports as required.  Track and monitor file delivery and trailing documents.  Process escrow payments and vendor billing.  Service existing portfolio loans to include but not limited to prepare and process various Change in Terms documents for modifications, extensions, and renewals.

Loan Processing: Non-Real Estate loans

All processing and loan documentation steps including but not limited to preparing and reviewing loan documents, funding and booking, perfecting collateral, scanning, and tracking trailing docs.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Complete monthly certifications
  • Complete all on-line compliance training courses as assigned
  • Cross trains in all functions of the department
  • Keep current with all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Keep current with all system updates
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of three to five years related work experience in loan operations, documentation, processing or lending environment.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Work experience requiring advance knowledge of all systems related to loan documentation booking and funding.
  • Knowledge of requirements applicable to various residential lending programs.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Maintain production standards with a high level of accuracy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate well, on the phone and in person, demonstrating courtesy, tact and patience.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability utilize computer technology effectively.
  • Due to remote work option, must be located nearby any Kitsap Bank location. 

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Position frequently involves hearing, speaking, fingering, standing, walking and repetitive motions of hands/wrists. 
  • Requires use of close and distance vision.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English and effectively communicate with Bank clients. 
  • Ability to sit at a workstation for long periods.
  • Occasionally must stand and move around the office.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
Kitsap Bank is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer