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AgCountry Farm Credit Services

Legal & Compliance Specialist

AgCountry Farm Credit Services - Fargo, ND

Closing Date: 8/27/18 7PM CT


  • Serve as Association Collateral Custodian to ensure applicable documents are properly completed, executed and in compliance with all legal, regulatory and internal requirements. Work with AgCountry and AgriBank staff to develop and monitor necessary reports and controls to ensure compliance with regulatory and Association standards.

  • Serve as a resource within the Legal Department to research, provide analyses and opinions and develop procedures, processes and forms and provide guidance and training to staff, on topics including but not limited to Borrower rights, Construction Processes, Environmental Regulations, Flood Insurance, Consumer Lending Laws, Government Regulations, Notary, Records and Record Retention, Real Estate, Collateral, Loan Documentations and other legal and compliance areas.

  • Assist AgCountry Legal Department in the development and maintenance of the Legal Loan Closing manual, ensuring compliance with policies and regulations. Develop communication and/or training in conjunction with implementation of new policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Review and advise on borrower entity documentation, complex collateral scenarios, legal descriptions and provide training to team members upon request.

  • Assist the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel with drafting and reviewing custom loan documents, forms, contracts, and other legal documents and completing entity reviews.

  • Develop and oversee the delivery of training for compliance, forms, process and procedures under areas of responsibility.  Work with Lending Services, Consumer Lending, Credit, and Legal Departments to develop standards in compliance and documentation and monitor for adherence to standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal, Ag Finance, Library Science, Business or related field; or equivalent, related work experience.

  • Knowledge of legal, commercial secured lending and lease terminology, title insurance, real estate law, the Uniform Commercial Code and collateral documentation.

  • Ability to function in and promote a team atmosphere, while getting work done in an independent, self-motivated manner.

  • Self-starter who is organized and detail oriented.

  • Demonstrated skills in training, or trained as an educator, and in problem solving with minimal supervision.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal relations skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate understanding of the industry and Association policies to internal and external contacts 

13 days 4 hours ago

AgCountry Farm Credit Services


Legal & Compliance Specialist AgCountry Farm Credit Services - Fargo,ND,United States


Location: Fargo, ND

Company Profile:
At AgCountry Farm Credit Services, we work hard to meet the unique financial needs of farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses by providing competitive credit and financial services products with more options, greater flexibility, competitive rates, local decision making and personalized service. We employ experienced credit and financial services specialists with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of agricultural finance. We team-up to bring more to the table by delivering creative solutions that add value and facilitate your success. We also offer a variety of ways to do business -- in offices, on farms and online -- to make working with us simple, convenient and efficient. Headquartered at 1900 44th Street South in Fargo, ND, AgCountry has managed assets in excess of $7 billion and nearly 600 employees. Offices are maintained in 37 locations throughout our territory to provide customers with convenient access to our staff as well as to our products and services. We are a member-owned, locally governed lending institution that provides credit and financial services to more than 18,000 farmers and ranchers in eastern North Dakota, western Minnesota and central Wisconsin. We also provide agribusiness loans and leases nationwide. AgCountry is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of cooperative financial services institutions that serves rural America. The primary goal of the System is to support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. AgCountry receives loan funds and vendor services from AgriBank, located in St. Paul, Minnesota. AgriBank is cooperatively owned by Farm Credit Services associations in 15 Midwest states.