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Client Services Officer - La Jolla, CA

Job Summary:

Ensure the efficient operation of the branch office by coordinating the operational functions and the staff of a small or full-service branch office in a manner which achieves the customer service objectives set by the bank. Responsible for ensuring proper controls and procedures are followed. Assist in the coordination of the operational activities of branch staff while ensuring superior customer service is provided. Assist in staff training and development.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in directing all activities of the staff and branch operations area in compliance with bank and regulatory policies.
  • Maintain a high level of service to Bank Customers.
  • Ensure the Bank’s safety and security policies and procedures are adhered to in assigned areas regarding branch cash, teller cash limits, cash drawers, keys and cabinets
  • Approve transactions within delegated approval authority.
  • Proficient in all teller, new account, safe deposit, ATM balancing and all related systems platforms.
  • Assist in opening new account in the absence of a client service specialist.
  • Assist in auditing accounts and the completion of certifications to ensure compliance by staff with all branch related procedures and practices.
  • May conduct staff meetings for all operations staff to discuss policy and procedure updates, bank focus, training, etc.
  • Provides input to CSM/Branch Manager in preparation of performance appraisals for non-exempt operations staff in the banking office.
  • Handle complex customer inquiries or unusual or difficult customer problems through direct personal attention.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with all levels of bank staff, customers and outside contacts.
  • Interacts with all levels of management, staff, existing and potential customers, Board of Directors and vendors.
  • Responsible for identifying cross sell opportunities and acting on them as appropriate.
  • Serves as backup in a variety of operations functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed.


BSA/ AML/ Compliance Responsibilities:

This position includes direct or indirect interaction with customers and other employees and therefore includes responsibilities relating to BSA/AML. The employee will have opportunity to examine and view information and documents produced by other employees of the Bank relating to BSA and therefore has the obligation to report suspicious activity to the BSA Officer as appropriate. The employee is responsible for understanding and following the Bank’s BSA/AML policies including elevating suspicious activity to the BSA Officer. Additionally, the employee is required to understand and follow the Bank’s compliance program.



  • Minimum 3-5 years banking experience
  • Minimum 2 years lead or supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Bank policies and procedures and regulatory compliance.
  • Cash handling experience required.



  • Customer Focus
  • Quality/Accuracy
  • Approachability
  • Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Motivating Others
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Judgment
  • Team Work
  • Process Management