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CRA - Fair Lending Data Analyst

Community Bank System, Inc. Albany, United States
Posted 19 days ago Permanent Competitive
CRA - Fair Lending Data Analyst
Overview

At Community Bank System, Inc. (CBSI), we are dedicated to providing our customers with friendly, personalized, high-quality financial services and products. Our retail division, Community Bank, N.A., operates more than 200 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Beyond retail banking, we also offer wealth management, investment management, insurance and risk management, and benefit plan administration.

Just as our employees are committed to helping our customers manage their finances, we're committed to our employees. After all, they make it happen for our customers every day.

To ensure our people can enjoy long and successful careers here at CBSI, we offer competitive compensation, great benefits, and professional development and advancement opportunities. As an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer, we celebrate and support a diverse workplace for the benefit of all: our employees, customers and communities.

Responsibilities

The CRA/Fair Lending Data Analyst will be responsible for assisting the Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Compliance Managers, and CRA Officer in the management of the bank's Fair Lending Compliance Program. The CRA/Fair Lending Data Analyst will be responsible for development, implementation, administration, and coordination of all aspects of the data analytics component of the bank's CRA and Fair Lending Programs.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of, and demonstrate ongoing compliance with all CRA and Fair Lending laws and regulations applicable to this position, ensure ongoing adherence to pertinent policies, procedures, and internal controls, and meet all training requirements in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for continuously developing and improving the data analysis component of the bank's Fair Lending Compliance Program.
  • Independently conduct ongoing CRA/Fair Lending Compliance analysis and monitoring.
  • Works closely with the bank's CRA Officer to create maps and reports used for CRA and Fair Lending analysis.
  • Act as System Administrator of the bank's fair lending software program QuestSoft.
  • Collaborate with CRA/Compliance Management during work with examiners and business units to resolve any questions related to analytical methodology or data integrity used in CRA/Fair Lending analysis.
  • Collaborate with CRA/Compliance Management in advising the business units, regulatory examiners, and other interested parties on CRA/Fair Lending related quantitative methods and analysis, and presenting results in the form of reports or presentations.
  • Independently develop and implement a process designed to fully track and document all CRA/Fair Lending data analyses.
  • Assess CRA/Fair Lending risks by preparing periodic CRA/Fair Lending Self-Assessments and other reviews as assigned, with guidance from the Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Compliance Managers.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Data Science or other related field.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Skills:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze large volumes of data, draw conclusions and articulate/communicate results is a must.
  • Capacity to work independently and identify data and trends that warrant further analysis and effectively communicate with Compliance, Risk, CRA Compliance and Lending management.
  • Hands-on experience with analysis of large data sets, such as Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) lending and deposit data is a plus.
  • Required personal characteristics include: excellent communication and presentation skills; strong business judgement; ability to function in a deadline intensive environment; managing multiple responsibilities while effectively focusing on priority issues; ability to adapt to change; and unquestioned integrity, ethics and values.

Experience:

Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in a data analytics function required. Two years (2) banking experience with general knowledge of lending and loan products or one-year (1) banking experience with strong knowledge of the CRA, HMDA, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) is preferred. Knowledge of other bank consumer compliance regulations is a plus.

Other Job Information

Hours: 40 hours/week

Compensation: Commensurate with experience plus potential for annual merit increase. In addition to your competitive salary, you will be rewarded benefits including: 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, Medical, Vision & Dental insurance, 401K with generous match, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, Banking discounts and the list goes on!

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk or sit. Use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.

The Company is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability. If you have a physical or mental impairment and would like to request an accommodation with respect to the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Minimum

USD $64,000.00/Yr.
Maximum

USD $108,804.00/Yr.
Job ID  6239
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