Loan Specialist: Ames, Iowa

Ames, Iowa
Feb 01, 2024
Feb 01, 2025

Zions Agricultural Finance (ZAF), a division of Zions Bank, is one on the top originators and servicers of agricultural land loans throughout the United States.  The division was formed in 1997 and has continued to grow over the years with over a $2 billion loan portfolio currently being serviced.

Our Loan Specialists have become credit analysts, lending officers, and underwriters.  If you are looking for a start in banking, a switch in your career path, potential career advancement, benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing, company-matched 401(k) contributions, and want to work with great people we are the place for you.

You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity!


Ideal candidates will have these skills and experience:


  • Provides administrative and/or operational support within one or more of the following loan areas:  processing, closing, presentations, servicing, documentation, notes, disbursements, etc.
  • May draft loan presentations, clear all identified loan exceptions. Maintains files, documents, notes, etc.
  • Responsible for reviewing and verifying completeness of files with all necessary documents and signatures required.
  • Researches and resolves lending inquiries and issues. May prepare and/or track disbursements, loan documents, reports, obtain credit and/or financial information. Produce reports as required.
  • Answer questions and follow up with clients. Other duties as assigned.




  • Requires High School diploma or equivalent.  Some previous banking or loan processing, documentation, loan assistant experience or other directly related experience is preferred, but not required.
  • A combination of education and experience may meet job requirements. Basic knowledge of lending processes, loan principles, documentation and loan systems is a plus.
  • Critical thinking ability is very important, and you must have good organizational and customer service skills.
  • Must be accurate, possess numeric and verbal aptitudes. Good research, auditing, and communications skills, both written and verbal, are required.
  • Ability to complete processes and meet deadlines. Working knowledge of basic computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, or related software.


Location Amenities


Located in the heart of downtown Ames, Iowa, the Zions Agricultural Finance building serves as the headquarters for our division. Ames is the home of Iowa State University, and as we like to say, is big enough to have everything, while being small enough to get there quickly.  Big 12 sporting events, live performances, a diverse selection of restaurants, bike friendly, and some of the best schools in Iowa make the Ames area an exceptional place to work and live.  Work location features include:


  • FREE employee parking with a private parking lot.
  • Easy access to city bus lines with a hub directly outside of our building.
  • Restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and city hall are all within a quarter mile of our location.