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Career Opportunity: Credit Economist

Job Title
Credit Economist
AgriBank, FCB
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Experience Level
Mid-Career (5-10 years)
Supervisor's Title
Financial Services
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Closing Date
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Job Description

As a key member of the credit team, you will be part of AgriBank’s mission to support the people who feed the world. As a Credit Economist, you will provide expertise in the areas of agricultural economics, general economics, and risk management to assist AgriBank, the AgriBank board of directors and associations in business planning and management decisions. This position is ideal for someone with a true passion for agriculture, agribusiness and rural America. Individuals that have the minimum required qualifications, up to senior level experience are welcome to apply. The level of the job will be determined based on the candidate’s relevant work experience, in which job functions and level of responsibility could vary. Are you ready for a rewarding career where you can make an impact? Join us today! Other duties will include: • Maintaining databases of agricultural and economic information that are shared with the AgriBank network • Authors articles, commentary, compiles information and prepares presentation materials • Coordinates the process of updating and maintaining four credit risk scorecard models for District associations and affiliated organizations • Ensures scorecards are validated and current and works with associations on inquiries and input on the scorecards • Attends and participates as a nonvoting member of the AgriBank Loan, Asset Liability Management, Finance, and Enterprise Risk Management committees • Contributes expertise in economic matters as need • Completes oil production (Bakken) model forecasts monthly • Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the organization Minimum Qualifications • Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics or related field • 5 – 10 years of related experience • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job Required Knowledge and Skills • Expert knowledge of micro- and macroeconomic theory • Thorough understanding of agri-business • Expert knowledge of econometrics and statistics • Expert knowledge of finance, accounting and risk analysis/management • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to discuss a variety of job-related topics, and to effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences • Skill in analyzing complex technical data by using logic as well as conceptual and quantitative reasoning In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process may contact us through the following methods: Phone: 651-282-8647 or Mail: AgriBank, Attn: Talent Recruiting, 30 E 7th Street, Suite 1600, St. Paul, MN 55101. About AgriBank: AgriBank is made up of 200 dedicated professionals leveraging our tremendous assets into supporting the people that feed the world. As a leader in the national Farm Credit System, we serve farmers and rural communities with innovative financial services and solutions that allow them to remain strong and stable. AgriBank is located in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. As part of our commitment to attract and retain the best talent, we offer competitive salary and benefits, including a generous 401(k) plan and time-off plans. We support our employees’ development by offering education assistance, conferences, seminars and other programs. We offer a flexible and supportive environment that leads to healthy work/life balance. AgriBank and our employees care about the community--we offer employee matching to partner organizations and paid time off to spend volunteering at a nonprofit AgriBank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.