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Thank you for your interest in employment at Peoples. We're especially interested in people who demonstrate a customer focus, who are action oriented, problem solvers and complete day-to-day responsibilities with integrity and trust. If you have questions regarding employment with our banking family, please contact:

Scott Staszak
715.847.4026

Lori Premeau
715.847.4085

Peoples State Bank is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status and other protected classifications. EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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Date Posted: August 18, 2016
Job Title: Mortgage Lender (MLO)
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401
Status: Full-time, nonexempt (hourly)
Hours: Monday – Friday (full time)


At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Peoples team. Come join the best bank by applying today!

Job Summary:

Responsible for origination, underwriting and closing secured real estate loans for the bank’s portfolio and for sale to the secondary market in accordance with established lending objectives, policies and procedures. Establish and maintain positive relationships with existing and potential real estate customers, agents, and other financial institutions.

Knowledge, skills and abilities to meet performance expectations:

  • Receive and screen loan applications: request credit status, banking, and other references, conduct on-site inspections, order appraisals, and other required duties; correspond with or interview applicant creditors to resolve questions regarding the application; analyze applicant’s financial status, credit and property evaluation to determine feasibility of granting loan request to loan committee for approval; communicate loan decision to applicants, including rationale for decisions, and assures necessary supporting documents are prepared.
  • Complete adherence to all policies and practices of the bank and its applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Be able to recognize potential problems with loans through above analysis. Ability to suggest repayment schedules or other alternatives with delinquent borrowers and loan collections.
  • Direct and participate in the closing of approved real estate loan agreements; ensure that all required closing documents are prepared and processed.
  • Establish and maintain positive contacts with businesses, realtors, developers, and other potential loan customers and provide information regarding real estate programs and services.

Minimum education and experience required:

  • Knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of a college education in the business related field, which includes specific courses in business, finance, accounting, real estate, or budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Excellent communication skills as evidenced by the ability to interact face-to-face, over the telephone, or in writing with customers and co-workers. Demonstrated ability to use discretion, tact, diplomacy, and a professional personal appearance and attitude when dealing with customer and co-workers.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of regulatory and compliance issues affecting the lending department and the institution overall.
  • Ability to apply this knowledge in day-to-day situations and ability to disseminate this information to staff at an appropriate level.
    A minimum of 4-6 years previous banking/finance experience required.
  • Strong math skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Posted: August 10, 2016
Job Title: Credit Analyst
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: Monday – Friday 40+ Hours


At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Peoples team. Come join the best bank by applying today!

Job Summary:

Responsible for completing all financial analysis reviews assigned, reporting results to the senior credit analyst or loan officers as applicable. Follow-up to ensure timely responses to the recommendations and the resolution and/or implementation of the same.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Examines files systematically for adequacy of credit and/or deficiencies; reports examination results to the senior credit analyst, loan officers or management as requested.
  • Prepare written analyses on all large loans, large aggregate lending to one borrower, complex loans, and weak loans.
  • Assist in the preparation of loan rating reviews and watch list presentations for the loan loss reserve adequacy reviews.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical exception reports, non-conforming loan reports, and other documents, for the eventual benefit of loan officers.
  • Assist internal and external auditors in their reviews, making them more efficient and enabling the bank to control costs.
  • Review loan documentation for completeness and correctness.
  • Identify and manage call referrals/joint calls within the bank for other bank-related services for cross selling opportunities.
  • Confidentiality is required in all phases of employment.

Key Contacts:

Internal

  • Has frequent contact with loan officers, loan documentation assistants/specialists and other operations personnel.

External

  • Has periodic contact with external auditors and examiners.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or finance field required, including specific courses in accounting, finance and real estate.
  • Previous commercial credit analysis experience of 0-5 years.
  • Good verbal communication skills as evidenced by the ability to interact both face-to-face and over the telephone with examiners, consultants, auditors, customers and co-workers. Demonstrated ability to use tact, diplomacy, and a “professional” personal appearance, when dealing with examiners, consultants, auditors, customers and co-workers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Analytical, organizational, and problem-solving ability. High attention to detail and proof reading and editing skills.
  • Good written communication skills. Working knowledge of various word processing and spreadsheet software.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Posted: July 19, 2016
Job Title: Loan Servicing Specialist
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401
Status: Full-time, nonexempt (hourly)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Peoples team. Come join the best bank by applying today!

Job Summary:

Perform a full range of administrative and record keeping duties pertaining to the servicing of mortgage, consumer and commercial loans to meet customer service expectations and mitigate risk to the bank. Some of the duties listed are performed as part of a weekly rotation with other loan servicing specialists.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Document & Log newly closed loan files for boarding
  • Board loans to Core banking system including the tracking of collateral
  • Perform Quality Control check on executed documents for signing, notary, etc.
  • Submit collateral documents for recording and request final documentation as needed
  • Ensure closing file compliance with internal requirements
  • Follow up with closers on missing documentation
  • Obtain applicable post-closing collateral searches
  • Conduct daily maintenance review of new and renewed loans
  • Prepare & submit for recording collateral releases on refinanced and paid loans
  • Follow up on outstanding collateral items
  • Process paid loan files
  • Servicing tasks as it relates to government guaranteed loans
  • Process line of credit advances
  • Balancing of internal loan general ledger accounts
  • Processes incoming wires as needed
  • Process new loan payments being made or correcting posted payments as needed
  • Responds to incoming internal and external customer inquiries ensuring a customer centric focus
  • Work with the processing of collateral insurance
  • Loan filing as needed
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned by supervisor

Key Contacts:

Internal

All employees having a connection with the lending process including lenders, processors and auditors.

External

  • Bank customers, their personal representatives, accountants, real-estate agents, insurance representatives, title company representatives, attorneys and other related individuals in responding to inquiries as part of the loan servicing function.
  • Various individuals at other financial institutions or employers in respond to credit information requests on customers.
  • Confidentiality is required in all phases of employment.
  • Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of a high school education with office administrative and or record keeping experience. Banking experience preferred with a preference for loan servicing, processing or operations functions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of bank regulatory and compliance issues affecting all aspects of consumer and commercial lending area.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities; establish and meet deadlines as necessary.
  • Good keyboarding skills, math aptitude with attention to details and good proofing skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to ensure excellence customer service.
  • Working knowledge of Word and Excel.

Performance Measurements:

  • Accuracy and thoroughness of work completed.
  • Meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate customer centricity with internal and external customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Posted: July 12, 2016
Job Title: IT Director
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Hours Requirement: Typical hours are between the time frame of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with routine before or after hours to perform system and application upgrades and project deadlines.

At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Peoples team. Come join the best bank by applying today!

Job Summary:

The IT Director will work closely with the COO in implementing the strategic direction of the technology and systems as indicated by the board and senior management team. The IT Director will have the responsibility for all of the day-to-day aspects of information technology. This position prioritizes workloads and directs day to day tasks of the systems administration, technical support and imaging teams. This position also serves as a liaison with various technology vendors and network service providers. Other responsibility is the ensuring of the availability and security of the information on all servers and PC’s including the core banking server. Provides support to all end users on matters relating to personal computers, printers, servers, and on-line activities to improve the effectiveness of their efforts. Additionally, the IT Director will be responsible for managing IT security risks as it relates to maintaining audit, exams, and SOX 404 requirements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with the COO, evaluating and recommending new systems and applications to solve business problems, enhance efficiency, improve quality and the effectiveness of our staff.
  • Supervises and directs the systems administration and technical support teams to perform day-to-day systems administration activities, server builds, PC support, application installation, patching and updating of application software to support needs of 150 employees.
  • Serves as liaison with vendors regarding the bank’s data communication network.
  • Responsible for routine and emergency system maintenance
  • Uses industry standard project management techniques to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope.
  • Responsible for establishing back up procedures, testing and documenting the procedures on a routine basis for ALL servers. Directs and supervises others to ensure that they are following correct procedures for daily backup and verification on all servers.
  • Serves as security officer for local and wide area networks and servers including setting standards for security on our networks and servers and ID administration.
  • Documents standards and procedures and provides this and other information to examiners and auditors.
  • Ensure end-users are supported in the efforts to meet customer expectations.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain educational and professional expertise through attendance at job related seminars, certifications, conferences and workshops and involvement in professional, civic, and community groups in leadership positions.

Key Contacts:

Internal

  • Has contact with management regarding strategic and tactical technology needs
  • Has contact with employees (end-users) regarding hardware or software needs and problems
  • Has contact with IT team to direct tasks, develop talent and manage staff performance

External

  • Will work with most of the bank’s technology vendors
  • Occasional customer contact (ex: Merchant Capture, website problems, etc)
  • Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of bachelor’s degree in computer science, IT or network administration and advanced training and experience in network administration.
  • Previous experience of 5-6 years working in server and network administration in a financial institution required.
  • Previous management or supervisory experience a plus.
  • Must be innovative, well organized and analytical.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by the ability to interact both face-to-face and over the telephone with customers and co-workers. Demonstrated ability to use discretion, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with management, customers and co-workers.
  • Good typing and written communications skills.
  • Able to deal with the day to day pressures associated with servicing customers in the financial service industry.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Date: June 21, 2016
Job Title: Loan Processor I
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401
Status: Full-time, nonexempt (hourly)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of and have the qualifications, apply today.

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing quality customer service by processing and completing consumer loan files including Home Equity Lines of Credit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Order verifications, flood certifications, title work, insurance and other items as needed.
  • Prepare loan documents for consumer loans.
  • Process consumer loan renewals.
  • Insure that proper documents have been signed and delivered per the policy of the bank after loan closing.
  • Disburse funds, pay bills associated with the loan.
  • Enter the loan to the core software.
  • Assemble files per procedures.
  • Review and process consumer loan denials and withdrawals.
  • HMDA reporting as needed.
  • Promptly forward UCC and lien requests to Register of Deeds and Secretary of State.
  • Satisfy liens and breakdown consumer paid files.
  • Assist in the development of manuals and supporting documentation to accomplish tasks/duties inherent in the loan support department.
  • Other loan servicing duties as required.
  • Work on projects as needed.
  • Maintain forms, equipment and office supplies inventory.
  • Recommendations of new methods and procedures to make daily operations in the area more efficient.
  • Filing and other loan servicing duties as required.

Key Contacts:

Internal

  • All employees having a connection with the lending process.

External

  • Bank customers, their personal representatives, accountants, real-estate agents, insurance representatives, title company representatives, attorneys and other related individuals in responding to inquiries as part of the loan servicing function.
  • Various individuals at other financial institutions in responding to credit information on customers.

Desirable Education, Experience & Skills:

  • High School Diploma, 2-3 years in banking, Loan Processing experience preferred, Excel, Word, Outlook and strong math skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prepare time sensitive and accurate documents.
  • Good typing, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Good proof reading and editing skills.
  • Good organizational skills must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment and establish and meet deadlines as necessary.
  • Must be able to think critically.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of regulatory and compliance issues affecting all aspects of the lending area.
  • Ability to interact positively with internal and external customers.
  • Confidentiality is required in all phases of employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Job Title: Marketing Intern
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401

At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Peoples team. Come join the best bank by applying today!

Job Summary:

Peoples State Bank is looking for a qualified Marketing Intern that will be responsible for all administrative tasks within the marketing department as well as completion of projects and assists with the implementation of marketing programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform full range of duties pertaining to the marketing function, including, but not limited to receiving and answering both in-person and telephone inquiries from customers, prospects, and vendors.
  • Copy, route, and make changes as directed for the editing and proofing of marketing materials. Follow-up on any questions concerning copy changes.
  • Assists with marketing and PR projects, such as campaigns, promotions, social media, and media coordination.
  • Preparation and distribution of various marketing reports, brochures, and press releases.
  • Assists with planning and executing events including bank seminars, open houses, and community events.
  • Processes and follows up with community donation requests.
  • Assistance with writing internal marketing communications such as newsletter articles.
  • Upon direction, coordinate the ordering and inventory of promotional items, supplies and other vendor services. At times, this may include delivery or pick up of materials for the marketing/sales department.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Confidentiality is required in all phases of employment.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate student who is majoring in Marketing, Sales, Communications, or Advertising.
  • This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with extensive knowledge of Web and social media.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Must have the ability to operate the following equipment: telephone, copy machines, PC and printer.
  • Must have working knowledge of the following software programs: word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Job Title: Commercial Credit Intern
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401

At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Peoples team. Come join the best bank by applying today!

Job Summary:

Becomes familiar with bank culture and all operations and procedures of the commercial credit department. Assists credit analysts with analyzing and evaluating all types of commercial credit information pertaining to diverse types of loans. Provides support for analysts as they review credit relationships to ensure that acceptable credit standards are maintained and that loans conform to established loan policy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Credit Investigation and Analysis

  • Assists with in-depth credit investigation, evaluation and analysis of credit worthiness of commercial, real estate and SBA loan customers.
  • Investigates credit history of customers by ordering credit reports for analysts as they underwrite commercial relationships.
  • Prepares financial spreads.

Establish and Maintain Credit Files

  • Ensures that customer credit information, such as financial statements, tax information, credit history, etc. are up to date.
  • Ensures that follow-up customer information is obtained in a timely manner.
  • Ensures financial statements are current and in accordance with loan agreements.

Follows Existing Credit Line Relationships to Ensure Compliance with Loan Conditions.

  • Reviews maturing loan report and coordinates with the Lead Credit Analyst in the notification of the Relationship Manager for credit renewals.
  • Prepares and sends out renewal notification letters to customers, signed by Loan Officers requesting updated credit information and financial statements, as necessary.
  • Performs Other Duties, as Assigned.
  • Works with and coordinates with other credit analysts in Credit Administration Department on special projects, assigned by Lead Credit Analyst.

Confidentiality is required in all phases of employment.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a Business Administration with an emphasis in finance, accounting, economics or real estate field required.
  • Good verbal communication skills as evidenced by the ability to interact both face-to-face and over the telephone with credit analysts, loan officers, and vendors. Demonstrated ability to use tact, diplomacy, and a “professional” personal appearance, when dealing with examiners, consultants, auditors, customers and co-workers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Analytical, organizational, and problem-solving ability. High attention to detail and proof reading and editing skills.
  • Good written communication skills. Working knowledge of various word processing and spreadsheet software.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Job Title: Systems Technician Intern
Job Location: 1905 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI 54401

At Peoples, it’s about our customers, employees and shareholders. Peoples is a community bank that consistently delivers a high level of service. We pride ourselves in having the agility needed to be flexible for our customers, and the technology that makes us one of the leading community banks in central and northern Wisconsin. We have knowledgeable bankers that make decisions locally, and together with our customer service staff, we are a team that works together for a common goal. Together, we are all responsible for a culture of engagement. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Peoples team. Come join the best bank by applying today!

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, provides technical support for computer hardware, software, peripherals, and telephones. Responds to branch and/or departmental requests for installations and general assistance; and acts as an information source to others on matters such as personal computers, printers, and on-line activities. This job class requires knowledge of computer hardware and software systems, and the ability to effectively troubleshoot and resolve a variety of computer problems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support for telephones, voicemail, computer hardware, software, and peripherals for bank employees; responds to branch and/or department requests for assistance and installations.
  • Acts as a general information source to others regarding use of personal computers, related workstation hardware and software programs and equipment; telephones and voicemail; responds promptly to incoming calls from network users; logs all reported incidents.
  • Troubleshoots a variety of problems and resolves immediately when possible; refers unsolved problems to appropriate third party vendor; monitors problems.
  • Installs software on local workstations or servers as directed.
  • Assists with additions, changes, corrections, and physical moves of existing personal computers and telephone systems; may coordinate efforts with external vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Confidentiality is required in all phases of employment.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing a college level degree in IT, Computer Science, or Programming.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers, hardware, software packages, operating systems, and networks.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to interact with others to solve problems.
  • Ability to accurately analyze and troubleshoot a variety of computer and telephone/voicemail related problems.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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