Careers & Job Postings at GMFS Mortgage

GMFS Mortgage offers great career opportunities and is honored to be voted among the Best Places to Work and Best of the Best Mortgage Companies year-after-year!

Voted Best Places to Work 2016, 2017 & 2018!

GMFS Best Places to Work 2018

Current Job Openings

  • Loan Processor - Corporate Office

    GMFS Mortgage Loan Processor – Corporate Office

    Title: Loan Processor
    Reports to: Senior Loan Officer/Branch Manager
    Exemption Status: Exempt

    We are growing! We are interested in expanding our capacity to provide mortgage loans to home buyers, and we are looking for an experienced Loan Processor to join our team. The successful applicant will be responsible for accurately managing residential and commercial real estate loan documentation through our established systems, and reviewing it to ensure it is completed in full and complies with current banking regulations and policies. We encourage all who are qualified and want to work with a dynamic and highly productive team to apply.

    Commission + benefits
    Location: Corporate office – 7389 Florida Blvd. Suite 200A, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

    Duties Include
    • Review initial loan approval and work with borrower to gather appropriate documentation
    • Collect all required documentation for the loan package and help get documentation to and approved by Underwriting
    • Communicate with other professionals, including attorneys, county clerks and title companies to assist with loan files
    • Keeps current on guidelines and regulations.
    • Originate first mortgage purchase and refinance loans to investor guidelines.
    • Monitor marketplace for new products and services and rates. Research and recommend to management on new products/services as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field preferred
    • Previous processing experience preferred
    • Basic knowledge of underwriting terminology or ability to learn
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Good PC and software applications skills
    • Highly organized and detail oriented
    • Positive attitude and displays excellent customer service skills

    E-mail resume to: Jeff Weston [email protected]

  • Loan Officer - Lake Charles

    GMFS Mortgage Loan Officer – Lake Charles

     Title: Loan Officer

    Reports to:  Senior Loan Officer/Branch Manager

    Exemption Status:  Exempt

    Location: GMFS Mortgage Lake Charles – 3830 Nelson Road Suite 300

    The GMFS Mortgage Lake Charles branch is seeking an experienced Loan Originator to join our Team at our office located in Lake Charles. The ideal candidate will provide professional financial services to customers related to financing the purchase of residential real property and the refinancing of existing mortgages secured by residential real property.  This would include both conventional and government loans.

    Commission + benefits

    Duties Include

    • Originate mortgage loans to meet GMFS and investor guidelines, performs mortgage loan origination and pre-processing duties, including meeting with customers, procuring documents and signatures.
    • Develop business relationships with NEW and Existing Realtors, Home builders, Land developers, Real Estate Attorneys, Real Estate Appraisers, Etc.
    • Represent GMFS at business development functions and community events.
    • Establish and maintain a customer referral network that will generate the mortgage leads needed to build a healthy pipeline of potential loan applicants.
    • Meet with prospective loan applicants to evaluate their home financing needs, explain the available financing options and provide assistance with the customer’s selection of the loan program that best meets his/her needs.
    • Pre-qualify Home-buyers who wish to know the maximum mortgage they qualify for prior to viewing homes for sale.
    • Provide appropriate follow up throughout mortgage origination process and make customer contact as necessary.
    • Keeps current on guidelines and regulations.
    • Originate first mortgage purchase and refinance loans to investor guidelines.
    • Monitor marketplace for new products and services and rates.  Research and recommend to management on new products/services as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 1-3 years experience in mortgage loan origination & NMLS# required.
    • Good interpersonal skills with good oral and written communication skills
    • Good PC and software applications skills
    • Highly organized and detail oriented
    • Positive attitude and displays excellent customer service skills

    Provide various reports summarizing mortgage loan activities as requested.

    E-mail resume to: Jeff Weston [email protected]

  • Jumbo Lead Underwriter - Remote

    Job Title: GMFS Jumbo Lead Underwriter
    Reports to: Vice-President, Credit Officer
    Location – Remote

    The Underwriting department is looking for an experienced, self-motivated and dedicated individual to underwrite several types of loans. The primary focus is on Jumbo Non-Conforming, but will also underwrite conventional at times.

    Requirements:

    • 3+ years of underwriting experience in Conventional and/or Jumbo loans. FHA experience would be a plus.
    • Must be self-motivated
    • A problem solving, “can do” attitude is essential to this role
    • Must be able to work well with sales staff
    • Good communication skills. This position will require communication to sales staff, operations, as well as investors.
    • Must be able to utilize underwriting resources to find specific guidance when needed
    • Must be able and willing to seek remedies to solvable problems on loan files
    • Must be able to multi-task

     

    Duties include but not limited to:

    • Managing your pipelines and work flow; maintaining required turn times
    • Providing underwriting scenario guidance to sales staff
    • Training on product, guidelines, policy
    • Communicate to Managers and Loan Officers and Third Party Originators on file issues and assist in determining a resolution whenever possible
    • May be required to be a “lead” on some implementation projects
    • Training or working in a branch office occasionally
    • Reviewing and calculating complex income for self-employed borrowers
    • Reviewing appraisals
    • Occasionally may require attention on evenings or weekends
    • Underwriting Conventional, Jumbo and/or FHA files as needed

    Location – Remote
    Send Resumes to Crissi Stanfield or [email protected] or Ashton Ewing [email protected] 

  • Loan Processor - Corporate Office, Wholesale

    GMFS Wholesale Processing Job Description

    Mortgage Processor Wholesale Division Department

    JOB FUNCTION:
    Timely processing of Conventional, FHA, VA and RD loans received from our wholesale and correspondent clients for submission to the GMFS underwriting department.

    REGULAR DUTIES:
    • Works closely with wholesale and correspondent clients, District Directors, processors and underwriters to ensure GMFS minimum submission underwriting requirements are met.

    • Responsible for ensuring that all files have the proper approval and all required mortgage documentation, including income, assets, disclosures, including TRID compliant documentation, and any other mortgage related items have been collected from the clients and that Mortgage Builder and the EDM paperless system have been updated properly.

    • Advise GMFS clients when they have not met all of the minimum submission requirements, with concise, timely e-mailed notifications of the missing requirements or corrections needed.

    • Properly documenting any exceptions to any underwriting submission requirements.

    • Responsible for running and getting approvals through all necessary automated underwriting systems.

    • Responsible for obtaining the proper QC audits as necessary.

    • Accountable for maintaining an open line of communication with clients, District Directors, processors, underwriters and managers on the status of the loan processing submissions.

    • Due to fluctuations in volume, our wholesale processors must be prepared to work overtime as required to get all files processed within 48 hours of receipt.

    • Maintain an acceptable quota of new loans processed per day in addition to any previously incomplete files that must be finalized for underwriting.

    • Assist in the training of new mortgage processors

    • All other duties/special projects as assigned.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
    • 1+ years of Mortgage Banking experience preferably in a production environment.
    • High School diploma with additional training in mortgage banking, business administration,
    accounting or finance.

    REQUIRED SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE
    Familiar with the following:
    HUD Regulations
    VA Regulations
    Rural Housing Regulations
    FNMA Requirement
    TRID compliance

    Thorough understanding of the use of PC computers

    REQUIRED SKILLS:
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Ability to effectively manage time.
    • Independent and self motivated.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good analytical skills.
    • Good interpersonal techniques.

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Ability to work under stress, high volume and meet time critical deadlines.
    • Ability to operate a computer keyboard to perform the essential job functions.
    • Ability to read and interpret a document.

     

    Send resumes to [email protected]

  • Junior Underwriter - Corporate Office

    Job Title: Junior Underwriter

    Reports to: VP Credit Officer, Ashton Ewing

    E-mail resumes to: [email protected]

    The Underwriting department is looking for a hard working and dedicated individual to fill the position of a Junior Underwriter.

    Requirements:

    • Self-motivated
    • Quick learner
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Basic knowledge of mortgage loans, approval process
    • Dependable
    • Good communication skills

     

    Duties include but not limited to:

    • Handling flow from closers needing modifications done to approvals
    • Communicate to clients, closers, CRR/processor, and underwriters about issues
    • Reviewing some income calculations
    • Clearing junior underwriter conditions on loan memos prior to clear to close
    • Occasionally may be asked to help review relooks for underwriters who are absent

    This is an excellent training opportunity for someone looking to become an Underwriter.

  • Shipping Funder - Corporate Office

    Job Title:  Shipping/Funding Specialist

    Reports to Phyllis Callahan

    Exemption Status:  Non exempt

    Apply to:  [email protected]

     

    Job Description

    The Shipping Department is looking for an organized and motivated new team member.  The ideal candidate will have excellent computer skills including but not limited to Excel.  The position involves working with our Secondary Marketing department to sell our loans to investors.

     

    Duties Include

    Daily purchase advices- purchase advices are received from the investors throughout the day.  Loans must be marked as sold and price and applicable fees entered in Encompass or Mortgage Builder, our operating systems.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are done through an export from their delivery system that we import into Encompass.

    Reconcile loans off warehouse line- once a purchase advice is received the loan must be reconciled off the warehouse line by uploading the purchase advice into the warehouse banks system.

    Ship files to investor- once loans have been committed and post closed, an imaged file must be delivered to the investor through their website.

    Order notes-promissory notes are requested from the warehouse bank to ship to the investors once the loan is committed.

    Open incoming mail- open and organize incoming trailing documents.

    This position will also cross train with other shipping/funding positions to assist with the review and tracking of trail docs/final docs.

     

    Qualifications

    Must be able to multi-task

    Knowledge of Excel is essential

    Communication skills; both verbal and written

    Good interpersonal skills

    Motivated

“The GMFS motto is ‘changing lives,’ but by providing cancer prevention to employees, GMFS could be saving lives! I feel truly blessed to work for a company that cares and gives so much as if we are all one big extended family.” – Dawn Pitarro, GMFS Closing Specialist

Why Start a Career with GMFS Mortgage?

  • “CHANGING LIVES” is not just a slogan, it’s the core value that drives every decision and action we take
  • GMFS Mortgage recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge in 2016, 2017 & 2018!
  • Our avg. customer feedback rating is 4.8 stars out of 5 possible with over 2,300 customer reviews
  • Multiple recognition and awards by local voters for Best of Best Mortgage Company including recently for our Lafayette, LA and Macon, GA branches
  • Since 1999, more than 89,000 customers in multiple states resulting in over $14.9 billion in funding
  • Largest Louisiana operated mortgage lender as published in the Baton Rouge Business Reports’ annual “Real Estate Report” released July 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Very experienced staff of career mortgage professionals (many with 10-20 years in the industry)
  • A+ rating with Better Business Bureau and winner of their Torch Award for Marketplace Trust
  • Strong record of financial and “sweat equity” community support
  • GMFS employees can participate in optional “Wear Jeans to Work” payroll deduction program which raises funds throughout the year for families in need.

Tenured Employees

Of our 250+ employees, a remarkable 39% have at least 5 years of career service with GMFS, while an incredible 14% have at least 10 years of career service!

(last updated June. 2018)

GMFS employee collage careers

Why I Work at GMFS Mortgage

“GMFS is a successful mortgage company that treats employees like professional adults and makes a difference in the community.”
Tim S. – QC, >2 years @ GMFS

“Wanting to help people get the “All American Dream”…..A House of their own.”
Jackie D. – Sales, >7 years @ GMFS

“Started as an intern and really liked working with the people here.”
Scott M. – IT, >14 years @ GMFS

“Started in the industry as a receptionist and moved to closing.”
Lois R. – Operations, >14 years @ GMFS

“GMFS has a great team from top to bottom!”
Sherri. N – Operations, >5 years @ GMFS

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