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Careers

Opportunities

Pacific Valley Bank is proud to carry on the tradition of locally owned and managed community banking. The Bank was founded in 2004 by Salinas Valley and Monterey Peninsula business owners and individuals based in Monterey County. We provide a full range of banking products and services, including loan and deposit services for small and medium size businesses, agricultural operations, non-profit organizations, professionals and individuals.

Pacific Valley Bank’s employees continually strive to provide our customers with a personal banking experience. If you are interested in joining Pacific Valley Bank, we invite you to check out the open career opportunities that match your skills and talents.

We are not just searching for bankers, but people who have a passion for teamwork and leadership.  If you are excited to help build a great community bank and company, apply today for a career with Pacific Valley Bank.  Please send us your interest by emailing your resume with a cover letter to careers@pacificvalleybank.com or by mail to:

Pacific Valley Bank
Attn: HR Department
PO Box 3648
Salinas, CA 93912

We look forward to hearing from you.


 

CREDIT ANALYST

We have a fulltime position available for a Credit Analyst with the option to work onsite at our corporate office in Salinas and/or remote. This position analyzes accounts receivable, inventory and other collateral information to determine adequate collateral coverage for asset-based loans, and provides analysis of financial data related to new and renewal commercial loan requests, including lines of credit, asset-based lines, equipment financing loans and/or commercial real estate loans.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Prepares concise written reports to facilitate lending decisions on new, renewal, and extension loans and other bank facilities, including a recommended credit rating, summary of facts, identification of key borrower and industry risks and mitigating factors, as well as a complete and accurate statement of the bank’s borrowing relationship.
  • Analyzes and spreads financial statements and tax returns to assess the financial condition of existing and new borrowers and their financial viability. Assesses the adequacy of collateral. Analyzes and assesses trends, ratios, and cash flow.
  • Audits, identifies and organizes financial support documentation required for various credit requests.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-7 years credit analysis experience, preferably in the banking industry, on moderate to complex transactions for both C&I, CRE and AG lending
  • General business experience in accounting or finance
  • Strong knowledge of both financial and managerial accounting
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel & Power Point)
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

To apply for this position, visit any branch to pick up an employment application or request one by emailing careers@pacificvalleybank.com

BSA INVESTIGATIONS ANALYST - CORPORATE SALINAS or REMOTE WORK

We have a fulltime position available at our corporate office in Salinas for a BSA Investigations Analyst with an option for remote work. The BSA Investigations Analyst assists in the implementation and administration of all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act compliance program and assists with various assignments supporting the compliance program of the Bank under the guidance of the BSA Officer or the BSA Operations Manager. This position is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring and/or investigation of potential suspicious or unusual activity, ensuring accurate filing of currency transaction reporting, verification of customer identification program compliance, customer due diligence, and conducting enhanced due diligence reviews of higher risk customer relationships such as MSBs using industry standards and regulatory guidance to ensure the Bank’s compliance efforts are maintained. The position is responsible for conducting OFAC, 314(a), and other regulatory searches to ensure the Bank’s programs are accurate and potential matches are identified, researched, and resolved with the appropriate action per the Bank’s policy and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Perform/conduct full KYC reviews on all new clients and/or EDD reviews of existing high risk clients in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and bank policies and procedures.
  • Investigate client data utilizing all available internal/external systems to develop a comprehensive analysis.
  • Assist in the monitoring of account activity for suspicious patterns and unusual activity.
  • Helps in the coordination and support of audits.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in banking with a minimum 3 years of experience at a financial institution in BSA/AML.
  • Ability to source information from various research tools (LexisNexis etc.) and in several cases utilizing financial reports and audited statements to interpret alerts, identify trends and source information
  • Basic understanding of AML/KYC regulations and how these impact financial institutions.

To apply for this position, visit any branch to pick up an employment application or request one by emailing careers@pacificvalleybank.com

BRANCH OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR - SALINAS

We have a fulltime position at the Salinas Branch location for a Branch Operations Supervisor. The Branch Operations Supervisor (BOS) is directly involved in serving the banking needs of our clients and is responsible for the day-to-day operations function of the branch while supporting the Branch Operations Manager (BOM) in cultivating new customer relationships and achieving the Bank-defined deposit and earnings goals. Satisfied clients are the cornerstone of our success. Individuals selected for this position must contribute to, and maintain, a respectful, professional branch environment for co-workers and clients at all times. This position will be the secondary person to open and maintain branch new accounts and is responsible for maintaining procedural controls, developing staff skills, and providing teller coverage as needed. Additionally, travel and coverage for all branch locations and all positions within branch operations may be necessary on an as‑needed basis.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provides a variety of client service functions, such as opening new accounts, processing account transactions, cross-selling and assisting clients with other bank products and services.
  • Ability to travel and provide coverage when necessary to other branch locations for any position needed.
  • Knowledgeable about Bank products and services. Promote and sell those products.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum of 3 years’ prior banking experience, including cash handling and new accounts.
    • Must be knowledgeable in community bank operations.
    • Supervisory and training skills are essential for this position using strong leadership skills to motivate employees.

To apply for this position, visit any branch to pick up an employment application or request one by emailing careers@pacificvalleybank.com

ACCOUNT MANAGER - CORPORATE

We have a fulltime Account Manager position available at the corporate office located in Salinas.  The individual in this role is responsible for developing strong relationships with customers in the cannabis industry, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders, and preparing sales reports. The Account Manager also answers client queries and identifies new business opportunities among existing customers.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Works with the CEO to manage and build strong relationships with cannabis clients
  • Serves as the primary contact between the Bank and cannabis clients, including inquiring about activity, transactions, or services as requested
  • Responsible for completing customer site visits
  • Develops trusted advisor relationships with key customers
  • Ensures the timely and successful delivery of our solutions
  • Develops new business with existing clients and/or identifies areas of improvement
  • Prepares account status reports
  • Assists with challenging client requests or issue escalations as needed.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Banking experience; preferably in financial services or experience in the cannabis industry of 2 years or more preferable
  • Proven work experience as an account manager such as a key account manager, sales account manager, junior account manager or other relevant role and responsibilities
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence key stakeholders at all levels of an organization, including executive and C-level
  • Solid proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel

To apply for this position, visit any branch to pick up an employment application or request one by emailing careers@pacificvalleybank.com

CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (TELLER - MONTEREY)

We have a fulltime position available at our Monterey location for a Client Service Representative. The individual in this role is responsible for providing a variety of client service functions, such as processing account transactions, opening new accounts, assisting clients with other bank products, such as online banking, investment accounts, loan products and other deposit accounts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Adheres to check cashing and cash paying limits and procedures.
  • Maintains authorized cash drawer limits and maintains an acceptable balancing record in accordance with the Bank’s Teller Balancing Policy.
  • Understands and follows Bank policies and procedures.
  • May function as a vault teller and client relations representative as needed, including new account opening.
  • Represents the Bank to the client in a courteous and professional manner, and provides prompt, efficient and accurate service.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous work experience in cash handling, with banking experience including opening new accounts is preferred.
  • The individual assigned must have exceptional customer service skills, good verbal and written communication skills, and basic math skills.
  • Basic skills with MS Office, primarily Outlook, Word, and Excel

To apply for this position, visit any branch to pick up an employment application or request one by emailing careers@pacificvalleybank.com

BUSINESS ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

We have a fulltime position available at the Salinas location for a Business Account Specialist. The individual in this role is directly involved in serving the banking needs of our clients and providing ongoing customer service. This position will assist with selecting the best banking products and services to meet our client’s needs, will open and maintain accounts, cross-sell products and services, process online banking applications, onboarding and client training of online banking services, and RDC installations and site visits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provide a full range of professional, technical and general support to clients and Bank personnel.
  • Represent the Bank to the client in a courteous and professional manner, and provide prompt, efficient and accurate service.
  • Support sales efforts by assisting in client calls, presentations, and cross-sell products and services.
  • Assist clients in selecting appropriate deposit accounts, offering additional accounts and services, including online banking products, to enhance client satisfaction and strengthen the client relationship.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiarity with online banking processes, products, platforms and procedures is ideal but not a requirement.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience opening both consumer and business accounts.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience opening complex business accounts including familiarity with required business documentation, BSA and CIP requirements, and an understanding of beneficial ownership is preferred.
  • Extensive product knowledge and strong sales skills are essential; ability to identify client needs and offer sound solutions.
  • General knowledge and command of most components of community bank operations.

To apply for this position, visit any branch to pick up an employment application or request one by emailing careers@pacificvalleybank.com

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