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We want to be an accessible, responsive and innovative bank for our customers. That means we strive to work with the greatest people, create the greatest culture, and aspire to be the bank of choice.

Our mission

Our mission is to retain the trust of our customers by consistently providing professional, straight-forward and secure financial solutions. We value our relationships first, with integrity, fairness, accountability and responsiveness. 

Fortress Bank customers experience three unique advantages:

  1. Accessibility to banking experts 
  2. Quick lending decisions and on-time closings 
  3. Innovative products and financial solutions 
Our culture

What's it like to work at Fortress Bank? You're surrounded by people who are innovative, creative and empowered to do what's right for our customers - and they have fun doing it. 

Employee perks

As a Fortress Bank employee, you'll receive benefits that reflect our unique culture and commitment to a topnotch work environment.

Current openings

You have a passion for customers and a community mindset. You embrace the unexpected and are always ready to take a step beyond. Sound like you? Please consider applying for one of these positions


Full-Time Customer Service Representative - Macomb, IL

Fortress Bank is seeking a Full-time CSR for its Macomb location to provide superior banking services to our customers.  Excellent customer service and math skills are required.  Candidate must be able to perform in a highly interruptive environment and be available to work approximately 40 hours a week.  A regular Saturday work schedule is required. Candidates may apply at any of our branch locations or submit resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 507, LaHarpe, IL  61450 or email:  dthompson@bankfortress.com.


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Full-Time Customer Service Representative - Carthage, IL

Fortress Bank is seeking a Full-time CSR for its Carthage location to provide superior banking services to our customers.  Excellent customer service and math skills are required.  Candidate must be able to perform in a highly interruptive environment and be available to work approximately 40 hours a week.  A regular Saturday work schedule is required. Candidates may apply at any of our branch locations or submit resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 507, LaHarpe, IL  61450 or email:  dthompson@bankfortress.com.


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Full-Time Customer Service Representative - Monmouth, IL 

Fortress Bank is seeking a Full-time CSR for its Monmouth location to provide superior banking services to our customers.  Excellent customer service and math skills are required.  Candidate must be able to perform in a highly interruptive environment and be available to work approximately 40 hours a week.  A regular Saturday work schedule is required. Candidates may apply at any of our branch locations or submit resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 507, LaHarpe, IL  61450 or email:  dthompson@bankfortress.com.


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Full-Time Customer Service Representative - Peoria, IL  

Fortress Bank is seeking a Full-time CSR for its Peoria  location to provide superior banking services to our customers.  Excellent customer service and math skills are required.  Candidate must be able to perform in a highly interruptive environment and be available to work approximately 40 hours a week.  A regular Saturday work schedule is required. Candidates may apply at any of our branch locations or submit resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 507, LaHarpe, IL  61450 or email:  dthompson@bankfortress.com.


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Mortgage Loan Originator - Davenport, IA and Peoria, IL

As a Mortgage Loan Originator at Fortress Bank you will have responsibility for:
  •  Expanding your referral networks through marketing and prospecting activities.
  •  Maintaining your professional presence with centers of influence and members of referral communities: realtors, attorneys, appraisers, Bank colleagues.
  •  Actively promoting borrower education throughout our communities.
  •  Listening and responding to current and potential customers through all portals:
    •  in-person
    • telephone
    • internet
    •  email
  •  Collaborating with colleagues to assure excellence in products and service.
  •  Applying professional diligence and presence to solicit, timely obtain and record necessary data; organizing those details into standard professional formats.
If you consider yourself a professional who:
  •  Thrives on professional competence that leads to good work.
  •  Takes pride in maintaining and developing your mortgage skills and knowledge.
  •  Creates solutions by applying knowledge of mortgage programs, opportunities, restrictions, etc.
  •  Works with and listens well to customers to identify mortgage goals and tailor programs to address individual objectives.
  •  Learns independently and in cooperation with others to apply knowledge to standard processes.
  •  Collaborates to timely meet objectives.
  •  Organizes work to accomplish results.
You could become a Mortgage Loan Originator who would succeed with the Fortress Bank team. This full-time role will reward you with Base pay; Commissions; Bonuses; a comprehensive Benefits program including a 401(k) Plan with a match; Technology, Processes and Support to do your job well.
We have open positions in our Davenport, Iowa and Peoria, Illinois locations.

Qualified individuals may apply at any of our branch locations or submit a resume to  dthompson@bankfortress.com. Please include a cover letter highlighting your related skills and experience.
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Compliance Assistant 

As our Compliance Assistant, you will be accountable for supporting the Compliance team in developing, implementing, and administering the Bank’s compliance management program.
The objectives of this position include, but are not limited to, the Regulations of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Truth In Lending / RESPA / TRID / and Reg CC. As the Bank grows, this role is likely to grow with it in duties and responsibilities.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Monitor existing compliance programs and activities.
  • Suggest new or revised compliance actions based upon applicable regulations and Bank goals.
  • Train Bank team members on the impact of lending and operational compliance.
  • Collaborate with different departments regarding the administration of the critical programs listed above to ensure excellence in products and services.
  • Work with team members in solving the organizational puzzles presented to compliance or referenced by auditors.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to work under frequent time pressures.
  • Willingness to constantly learn and adjust to changing regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and utilize available resources.
  • High level of self motivation.
  • Ability to present information confidently to influence others’ behaviors.
  • High level of detail orientation.
Education and Experience:
  • Two years of banking or regulatory experience.
  • Knowledge of QuestSoft software tools preferred, not required.
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing and working on a computer.
  • Ability to travel for trainings if needed.
Qualified individuals may apply at any of our branch locations or submit a resume to  dthompson@bankfortress.com. Please include a cover letter highlighting your related skills and experience.
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 If  you don’t find a current opening that meets your interests and experience, send us a resume anyway. We’re a dynamic and rapidly growing bank always looking for good people.


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