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Legal Coordinator

Employer
Community Bank System, Inc.
Location
Olean, USA
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 31, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Overview

At Community Bank System, Inc. (CBSI), we are dedicated to providing our customers with friendly, personalized, high-quality financial services and products. Our retail division, Community Bank, N.A., operates more than 200 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Beyond retail banking, we also offer wealth management, investment management, insurance and risk management, and benefit plan administration.

Just as our employees are committed to helping our customers manage their finances, we're committed to our employees. After all, they make it happen for our customers every day.

To ensure our people can enjoy long and successful careers here at CBSI, we offer competitive compensation, great benefits, and professional development and advancement opportunities. As an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer, we celebrate and support a diverse workplace for the benefit of all: our employees, customers and communities.

Responsibilities

This position supports senior bank and department management to be compliant with bank and investor guidelines with portfolio and investor mortgage loans, by conducting legal servicing (foreclosure and bankruptcy) functions.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Supports CRES management in conducting legal servicing functions, in order to effectively protect bank and investor collateral by, but not limited to:
    • Foreclosure, from referral to sale/auction
    • Bankruptcy, from filing/proof of claim to discharge/dismissal
    • Loss Mitigation, from solicitation to maintaining workout plans
    • Administrative, from investor to protective advance workflows
    • Insurance claims, from mortgage guarantee to total loss claims
    • Legal servicing requests
  • Develops, maintains, and administers policies and procedures established and guided by the bank, investor, and/or regulatory agencies, to remain in compliance
  • Collaborates with:
    • All CRES staff to ensure borrowers are properly addressed regarding:
      • Remedying foreclosure actions
      • Handling bankruptcy accounts
    • Home retention (collections and loss mitigation) staff for:
      • Deed-in-lieu of foreclosures
      • Short sales
    • Other departments and branches to improve or develop effective practices, address needs, and expand on opportunities
    • Investors as applicable for secondary market accounts
  • Performs all collection and servicing staff duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of, and demonstrate ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to this position, ensure ongoing adherence to pertinent policies, procedures, and internal controls, and meet all training requirements in a timely fashion

Qualifications

Education, Training and Requirements:
  • B.A. or B.S. degree required; business field of study strongly preferred
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Skills:
  • Proficient reading, writing, and grammar skills
  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Excel
  • Proficient communicative skills.
  • Ability to create, implement, and maintain workflows based on regulatory guidelines.
  • Highly organized; results driven with competency to meet demands of proficiency, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze data from reports/workbooks
  • Must be collaborative
  • Have the ability to adapt and re-prioritize, and have an independently objective mindset

Experience:
  • Minimum of two years with collections, foreclosure, bankruptcy, loss mitigation, finance, accounting, legal, or real estate fields strongly preferred.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.

Other Job Information

Hours: 40 hours/week; Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30; may include some weekends and Holidays

Compensation: Commensurate with experience plus potential for annual merit increase. In addition to your competitive salary, you will be rewarded benefits including: 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, Medical, Vision & Dental insurance, 401K with generous match, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, Banking discounts and the list goes on!

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk or sit. Use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.

The Company is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability. If you have a physical or mental impairment and would like to request an accommodation with respect to the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Minimum

USD $21.75/Hr.
Maximum

USD $30.50/Hr.

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