HomeStreet Bank Customer Service Representative I (Part time, 20 hours) in Seattle, Washington

EO/AA Employer including Vets and Disabled

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered in accordance with legal requirements.

Job Description Summary

POSITION SUMMARY: Perform a variety of teller services such as processing deposits, withdrawals, and payments. Process automatic transfers and update customer account information. Where appropriate, explore customer needs and cross-sell bank services. Make appropriate referrals to other business units for non-banking products. At all times, provide superior customer service.

Job Details

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Teller Activities

  • Provides daily deposit services such as handling deposits, withdrawals, holds, loan payments, stop payments, telephone transfers, direct deposits, cash advances, , verifications of deposit, Debit card requests, and other related matters.

  • Maintains cash handling within prescribed limits, accurately count, receive and disburse cash, correctly handle mutilated and bait currency.

  • Balances cash drawer independently, maintain cash over and short record within HomeStreet’s compliance policy.

New Accounts/Sales Activities

  • Familiar with all bank products and services. May occasionally be assigned new account responsibilities.

  • Where appropriate, actively takes advantage of all sales opportunities to cross-sell bank products and services to new and existing customers, ensuring recommended products meet needs of customer. Make referrals to other business units for non-banking products.

  • Participates in sales programs to generate new customers.

  • Must sell financial products and services to meet referral goals and performance evaluation/personal goals.

  • Obtains profitability and personal goals outlined in both incentive programs and performance evaluations.

Service Activities

  • Consistently demonstrates proficiency in providing exceptional customer service utilizing the STAR (Seamless, Trustworthy, Attentive, and Resourceful) qualities either in person or on the telephone.

  • Actively listens to our customers by communicating the customer’s value, thereby maintaining a friendly, positive and professional attitude.

  • Resolves difficult situations using the HEAL guidelines of Hearing out the customer, Easing the tension, Acting to improve the situation, and Leaving a positive impression.

  • Looks for ways to pleasantly surprise our customers, i.e., doing something above and beyond their expectation that makes them feel special.

  • Participates in two community events per year.

Operational Activities

  • Performs responsibilities such as filing and maintaining signature cards and certificate copies.

  • As requested, assists with branch audit functions.

  • Follows HomeStreet’s policies and procedures and all regulatory requirements.

  • Performs all other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 6 months cash handling, customer service, and sales experience, banking preferred.

Demonstrated success in cross-selling banking services preferred.

Strong customer relations skills and ability to communicate and work well with employees and customers in a cooperative, positive manner.

Strong math and computer skills are required.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Must possess good judgment, and the ability to accept responsibility and handle confidential information.

Ability to work quickly and accurately, to analyze information and make decisions.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Requires ability to operate teller and office equipment including computers, adding machines, telephones, typewriters, copy machines, fax machines, electronic credit card authorization terminals, and security devices.

Requires physical exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (1/3 of the time) and a negligible amount of force frequently (up to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move self or objects. Frequent (up to 2/3 of the time) standing. Walking, sitting, bending and reaching occasionally and for brief periods of time.

This Position Description may not be limited to the Functions and Requirements as outlined, now or in the future. For example, changes in corporate needs, position demands, or individual performance may result in changes to the Functions or Requirements of this position.

Area

Customer Service (Sales)

Who We Are

Founded in 1921, HomeStreet Bank offers consumer and business banking, mortgage financing, commercial lending, investment and insurance products and services in the Pacific Northwest, California and Hawaii. We maintain a shared goal across teams and regions to be the trusted and preferred source of financial services for our clients.

Our drive to achieve this goal begins with trust – in our own abilities and in those who we work with each day. At HomeStreet, we respect and empower our employees to make decisions that support innovation, and deliver results for customers. Employees collaborate across teams to make the right decisions, share knowledge, continually move forwards and grow.

We believe in promoting from within to deliver the strongest base of company knowledge, shared experience. And understanding about how our company has grown and evolved since its founding in 1921. Our teams reflect motivation, caring and a drive to achieve while having fun and supporting the communities where we live and work. This is how we deliver value every day.

Work Culture

As a rapidly expanding company, HomeStreet offers many opportunities to learn and grow. Throughout a period of dramatic growth, we have preserved the tradition of working in cross-functional project teams and promoting advancement across the company. Whether your interest lies in the banking or lending aspects of our business, if you have a desire to learn, are enthusiastic, perform quality work and have a passion for customer service, you will thrive in this fast paced and fun environment where people respect and help each other.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity

HomeStreet is committed to a diverse workplace with employees from a wide range of backgrounds. We recognize that a more diverse workforce translates to broader perspective and greater understanding, which in turn translates to a greater capacity for customer service. We focus on recruiting and retaining employees from different backgrounds and who are representative of the people in our communities. By doing so, we are better able to serve our customers and understand their financial services needs and goals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal employment opportunity is a fundamental HomeStreet belief. We practice fair and equal treatment for everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, political ideology, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, or the presence, history or perception of having any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or protected veteran status. In addition, we ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This philosophy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Employing Individuals with Disabilities

HomeStreet embraces the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws providing for nondiscrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may use the alternative email address below to contact us about your interest in employment with HomeStreet Bank: Recruiting@homestreet.com.

Come Grow With Us

For more than 90 years, HomeStreet Bank has maintained a strong commitment to ethics, customer service and support of our communities. Building trust with our customers and employees is at the core of everything we do, and we’re looking for talented and motivated people to join us as we grow and evolve as a company.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to employee development. We continually aim to build and maintain a successful team of talented people who feel challenged to do their best every day. We hire for potential, support personal development, and whenever possible, promote from within.

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and incentives with the opportunity to give back to the community. Whether you’re just beginning your career in financial services, or have years of experience, we have a wide range of job opportunities for you to consider.