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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 Operations Assistant- LaHarpe, IL 

The Operations Assistant is responsible for funds transfer processing, for bank-wide support of operations core system balancing, and for conducting and responding to processing and maintenance inquiries. This team member will work closely with the Operations supervisor to efficiently manage time-sensitive tasks vital to the Bank’s day-to-day internal and external/regulatory functioning. This position is ideal for someone who takes pride in gaining and applying system and process knowledge, in analyzing and solving problems, and in timely and accurately completing data-based reports and transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist and advise Bank personnel, as neces­sary, to support the efficient and effective use of the core system modules and features.
  • Accurately and efficiently process (potentially complex) transactions utilizing multiple systems.
  • Process and monitor daily operational workflow through the core system:
    • Bank-wide wires – domestic, international, and Automated Clearing House (ACH) origination files, including ACH and Surf Files
    • Returns of unauthorized files and transactions
    • Balancing credit cards
    • Account analysis and cash management
    • Business customers’ ACH processing, including payrolls
  • Verify the completeness and accuracy of system data for submission of timely tax files to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Backup accounts payable and other internal general operational duties.

Requirements:

  • Accuracy, quality, and timeliness in completing assigned responsibili­ties
  • Previous computer related experience, preferably in a banking environ­ment; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • High school diploma. Two-year business degree may be preferred
  • Action oriented: demonstrated energy to take on and complete work
  • Self-motivated: recognizing and taking appropriate steps to complete timely, accurate work
  • Confidence to exercise judgment balanced with knowing when to seek assistance
  • Well organized and able to prioritize work in a fast paced, interruptive environment
  • Flexibility in accepting task and schedule changes
  • Ability & willingness to work until close each workday, including flexibility to stay until daily work is completed
  • Knowledge of U.S. tax terms and practices is preferred

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 - Hamilton, IL

Fortress Bank is seeking a Full-time CSR for its Hamilton 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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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Part-Time Customer Service Representative - Davenport, IA 

Fortress Bank is seeking a Part-time CSR for its Davenport  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 20 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.


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 jbradley@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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