Job Description

SUMMARY: The originator assists the borrower in determining the proper loan program, completing the loan application and gathering the necessary paperwork to begin the loan process. The mortgage loan originator communicates with title officer, escrow officer, loan processor and underwriter.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but, does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  •  Prequalifies mortgage loans by taking application and examining supporting documentation; estimating credit-worthiness; calculating repayment risk.
  • Protects UNMB Home Loans Inc. image by keeping mortgage loan information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service through use of effective listening and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of State/Federal regulations to maintain loan file compliance
  • Responsible for prompt, courteous internal and external customer service in a professional manner
  • Participates and contributes to a positive work environment which encourages team commitment to corporate and department goals
  • Ensures compliance with all laws, rules, regulations, and prescribed policies/practices/procedures necessary to reduce risk and uphold ethical standards related to and required by one’s duties.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Nature of Supervisory Responsibility:

None 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required.

  • Interview applicants to obtain information for loan applications and to answer questions about the process of obtaining a home loan.
  • Analyze applicants' financial status, credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of granting loans.
  • Explain to customers the different types of loans and credit options that are available, as well as the terms of those services.
  • Obtain and compile copies of loan applicants' credit histories, corporate financial statements, and other financial information.
  • Work with clients to identify their financial goals and to find ways of reaching those goals.
  • Encompass training, Outlook, Paperless, and general website training.
  • Knowledge of Conventional, FHA and VA guidelines

PHYSICAL/MENTAL 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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

  • Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Require close vision and the ability to adjust eye focus often
  • Required to talk and hear
  • Required to communicate electronically
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Required to reach with hands and arms

WORK ENVIRONMNENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • Environment Conditions – While performing the duties of this job, the employee does not work in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, endure outdoor weather conditions.
  • Noise Level – The noise level in the employee’s work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE METRICS

  •  Employee reviews are completed at end of each month-presented in the form of a monthly scorecard
  • Scorecard-reviews previous month’s credit pulls, disclosures sent, submission, funded loans, volume, and commission breakdown