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A 2013 recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Workplace Excellence Award

At American First Credit Union you play a vital role in serving the community all while enjoying a rewarding career. American First is looking for dynamic individuals who are team players and possess premier Member Service and sales skills. We want to help you achieve your career goals by giving you the opportunity to provide consultative service to our Members in the communities, cities, and Select Employee Groups we serve. We work hard to show our Members a different kind of financial services company. Our values and culture are what determine the success of our Associates as well as our Credit Union.

Values: Sincere Communication. People Make the Difference. Integrity. Resilience. Inclusion. Trust and Empowerment.

If you are interested in joining our team, print and complete an employment application and fax to our Human Resources department at 562.237.5138, or email your resume to

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An Equal Opportunity Employer and At-Will Employer
The Credit Union exercises responsible hiring practices, with a thorough background investigation including criminal, bondability, and credit, and once an offer of employment has been accepted, prerequisites to employment are completion of fingerprinting and a drug test.

All positions report to the La Habra Corporate Headquarters unless otherwise noted.

Current Open Positions

Business System Analyst
As a System Analyst you can look forward to providing support services that include system maintenance, developing documentation of systems and/or policy information.  This position is responsible for enhancing member service by utilizing and developing in various platforms and programming environments.  Participates in the design, installation and maintenance of systems and/or projects.  In addition identifies solutions, methods or systems that enhance productivity. Projects assigned may involve working with multiple systems and databases that interface with other systems.

Our perfect candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Four years of business and/or system analysis experience including working knowledge of programming and specific business knowledge to fully understand the applicable financial institution systems
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, and 2014, including SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Information Services (SSIS)
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Working knowledge of database concepts and relational databases
  • Knowledge of basic data communications concepts including TCP/IP, FTP and file exchange protocols
  • Knowledge of procedures for file exchange between PCs and host systems
  • Ability to produce written documentation and provide basic training for applications developed
  • Experience with C#.NET, Visual Basic .NET, VBScript, and Classic ASP a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional project teams and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Great interpersonal skills which includes the ability to effectively communicate with management and other staff regarding projects and deadlines
Senior Real Estate Wholesale Underwriter
This position is responsible for mortgage loan underwriting of general and complex residential loans ensuring compliance with appropriate American First and secondary market investor standards.

This will be accomplished by use of automated and manual underwriting. You can look forward to analyzing conventional, non-conventional residential loans. In addition, will partner with broker, loan originator or production staff to secure all required documents and provide service excellence. 

The perfect candidate MUST have the following qualifications:
  • 7+ years experience and/or education in residential mortgage processing and underwriting
  • Advanced knowledge of mortgage loan terminology, documentation and underwriting guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of state and federal laws; compliance regulations for mortgage loans, including Secondary Market Investor sales & service guidelines
  • Proficient on the use of Freddie Mac Loan Prospector and Fannie Mae Desktop Underwriter Systems
  • Analytical skills for credit, income, and collateral analysis; anticipating problems and finding resolutions
  • Time management and organizational skills to rapidly adapt and respond to unscheduled events or changes, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Document Imaging Associate
Position averages 20 hours per week.Current Schedule for the position is Mon-Fri 4 hours a day

As a Document Imaging Associate you'll be responsible for the scanning of credit union records to convert them into electronic images.  Under minimal supervision, you'll coordinate document archival and retrieval processes with all functional departments.

In addition, performs quality control check of electronic copy records.  May be required to disassemble hard copy records in order to prepare records and troubleshoot document repair when needed. 

Our perfect candidate has the following qualifications:
  • Experience with scanning business documents or scanning operations
  • Good PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets and other software applications
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Great attention to quality output
Member Service/Sales
Business Development Real Estate Loan Officer
As the Business Development Real Estate Loan Officer you can look forward to originating residential real estate loans from consumers as well as business sources. You will develop and maintain relationships with builders, developers, real estate agents and other industry sources of mortgage finance leads to position American First CU as the lender of choice. You will achieve this by participating in real estate trade shows, seminars, and other business development events. You will represent the credit union to potential members, community/civic organizations, business associates, regulatory agencies, suppliers and competitors. Other activities can include facilitating real estate seminars, partnering with real estate agents in open house functions and other activities that will promote the origination of our loan products.

Salary for this position is commission structure based on monthly funded loan volume.

Our perfect candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • 4+ years experience and/or education in mortgage lending and real estate loan sales including loan terminology, documentation, lending process including RESPA/RegZ/ECOA/HMDA regulations and FNMA/FHLMC mortgage lending guidelines
  • History of loan originations from Real Estate Agents
  • Ability to identify, consult and respond to origination opportunities with loan applicants/potential members utilizing cross-selling skills
  • Time management, interpersonal and organizational skills to rapidly adapt and respond to unscheduled events changes
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and analytical skills for credit analysis and resolving problems
  • Current Driver’s License, proof of insurance, evidence of a safe driving record, ability to provide own transportation for local travel, and be able to travel locally on a regular basis
Part-Time Member Service ( Call Center) Representative 1
Requires flexible availability. Position averages 30 hours per week.  Shift:  Mon-Fri  7:50 am-1:50 pm 

As an MSR 1 you will be responsible for providing credit union products and services to new and existing Members in a needs-based sales environment primarily from within a call center environment. Individuals must provide exceptional Member service while performing transactions associated with Member requests such as receiving and disbursing funds, posting deposits, loan payments and withdrawals as well as producing a qualified volume of referrals in a sales environment.

Recent customer service/sales experience within a call center is a plus. Recent credit union or banking experience preferred.

Member Services Specialist
As a Member Service Specialist you can look forward to providing Member account administration and support; including account transactions received by mail or fax, new account opening, check exceptions and remote deposit capture processing. This position is also responsible for answering internal and external Member calls and appropriately handling service requests in a timely manner through all delivery channels.

Our perfect candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year equivalent experience; financial institution preferred
  • Working understanding of IRA, Trust and Fiduciary accounts administration
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and Member service advisory skills
  • Proficient computer skills with working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Analytical skills to include the ability to collect data, define problems, recognize impact, and draw valid conclusions
  • Working knowledge of applicable financial institution federal regulations
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret policies and regulatory requirements
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet assigned deadlines and excellent decision making skills
Teller 1
Hours: Mon-Thursday: 8:45am-5:20pm. Friday: 9:30-6:30 pm
This position reports to our Buena Park branch. 

As a Teller you'll be performing teller transactions associated with processing member requests such as receiving and disbursing funds, posting deposits, loan payments and other requests in a needs-based sales environment. You can look forward to helping members with their banking needs, while producing a qualified volume of referrals while providing stellar Member service.

Recent credit union, banking or teller experience preferred.

No open positions at this time.
Volunteer Position
Supervisory Committee Volunteer
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members and guided by volunteers, we are always looking for dedicated volunteers from within our membership to serve in a variety of capacities. If you have a desire to share your skills and a willingness to take a leadership role in the development of the credit union, please let us know. You can submit your letter of intent along with your resume to the address provided in the Position Description stating why you would like to volunteer at American First Credit Union.  

American First Credit Union Benefits
American First Credit Union, an equal opportunity employer, offers a competitive benefit package that includes:
  • HMO or PPO Medical and Dental and Credit Union paid PPO Vision Plan for part-time and full-time associates (eligible first day of month following 30 days of continuous employment).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and daycare expenses for children and elders.
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,000 annually.
  • Credit Union paid life insurance, long term disability, and AD&D insurance.
  • 401(k) with 1% employer contribution and up to 3% matching - up to 4% of total compensation. (AFCU pays all record keeping fees).
  • Credit Union paid Financial Advisory Service from a qualified financial planner.
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, and Floating Holidays for part-time and full-time associates.
  • Special Recognition Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Loan discounts, continuous learning environment, friendly/fun setting, and much more!

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