Government Mortgage Underwriter

Lathrup Village, Michigan, United States


Location : Address: 27000 Evergreen Location : City: Lathrup Village Location : Postal Code: 48076 Responsibilities:
The Government Mortgage Underwriter is an advanced-level position within Michigan First Mortgage. The Government Mortgage Underwriter is responsible for reviewing loan submissions to ensure that satisfaction of agency, investor and/or credit union guidelines and requirements. The role requires evaluation of the loan characteristics in such a way as to maximize profitability, minimize risk exposure and provide a positive member experience.

  • Reviews new loan submissions and conditions ensuring they meet the applicable guidelines.
  • Resourceful and skillful use of internal and external policies, procedures, guidelines and tools is essential to success in this role
  • Proficient use of automated underwriting systems (DU, LPA, TOTAL, GUS)
  • Ensures that Michigan First Mortgage operating standards are met, according to policies and procedures, as well as service level standards
  • Reviews applications to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and investor requirements are satisfied
  • Reviews property appraisal reports, as well as internal and external tools, for evaluating acceptable collateral and value
  • Analyzes documentation such as credit, income, assets, appraisal and title to make sound underwriting decisions based on this analysis
  • Reviews documentation within Encompass LOS paperless system and ensures documents are properly classified and organized
  • Makes quality underwriting decisions while maintaining turn-time expectations
  • Reviews and clears conditions on all loans to ensure a complete loan package prior to closing
  • Utilizes proprietary and on-line tools to help combat fraudulent activity and ensure quality loan decisions
  • Communicates across various team channels with clear and concise language to ensure understanding of requirements relative to originating a saleable and insurable loan
  • Proactively engages team members to resolve internal and external member questions and concerns
  • Continually reviews underwriting environment, and suggests improvement opportunities to management
  • Acts as a recognized subject matter expert and partners with leadership on underwriting-related issues by providing analytical support, and counseling advice for their functional areas
  • Special projects, as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • Ten+ years previous experience required in a residential mortgage underwriting role that required end-to-end ownership of the loan file from initial decision to clear-to-close
  • Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Expert knowledge of Conventional and FHA required. VA, MSHDA, and USDA knowledge preferred but not required
  • Proficiency of Encompass preferred
  • Exceptional customer service in a highly collaborative environment with internal team members required
  • Underwriter designation certification (FHA DE CHUMS required, VA SAR/LAAP optional)
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels
  • Ability to positively project the Michigan First Mortgage team and Michigan First Credit Union
Who We Are:
Michigan First Credit Union was founded more than 90 years ago by educators and now delivers world-class service to more than 185,000+ members at our branches throughout Michigan, and we’re growing! We offer financial solutions for every life stage and seek to positively transform our members’ lives through personalized service that meets their unique needs.

Simply put, Michigan First Credit Union’s sole mission is to provide the highest quality member experience. Working here, you’ll get to participate in a strong culture centered around service, professionalism, and growth.

Michigan First highlights:
  • 450+ team members
  • 36 locations spanning the Lansing area, Grand Rapids and Metro Detroit.
  • Industry leader in community support and charitable giving through the Michigan First Foundation
  • Member Services Call Center operates 24/7/365
  • Over $1 Billion in assets

Awards Michigan First Credit Union has been the proud recipient of:
  • 2021 Credit Union of the Year by NAFCU (National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions)
  • 2021 Channel 4 - Vote for the Best - Credit Unions (1st Place)
  • 2021 Channel 4 - Vote for the Best - Mortgage Lenders (1st Place)
  • 2021 Best & Brightest in the Nation
  • 2021 Best & Brightest in Metro Detroit
  • 2021 Best & Brightest in West Michigan
  • 2021 Best Credit Unions to Work For
  • 2021 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces
  • 2021 Crain’s Coolest Places to Work in Michigan
  • 2022 Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency - Certified Veteran Friendly Employer - Bronze Level

Benefits and perks of joining our award-winning team include:
  • Very competitive pay
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision benefit options. Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) - 100% match up to 5% deferral
  • Tuition reimbursement for both Undergraduate and Graduate degree program
  • Access to a complimentary concierge service that assists with nearly any item on your to-do list
  • Free, state-of-the-art fitness center at our Lathrup Village headquarters with exercise equipment, showers and locker rooms
  • Wellness initiatives and events throughout the year to help team members stay healthy
  • Loan discounts for certain secured and unsecured loans and mortgages
  • Opportunities for pay increases, incentives and profit-sharing, based on performance
  • Onsite subsidized top notch Cafe 26 for team members' use
  • Onsite bowling center

Michigan First Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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