Position Description

Senior Dairy Specialist
Location Visalia, CA
Notice of Vacancy # 1908
# of Openings 1
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Joining Citizens Business Bank means connecting with a team of dedicated associates that continually strive for new and innovative ways to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. As a top ranked bank, life at our company includes a working environment that thrives on collaboration, integrity, and mutual respect for one another. We encourage our associates to ask questions, learn, care deeply, and make an impact. Our dedication to customers and associates is at the core of our business culture and is represented by five core values: financial strength, superior people, customer focus, cost-effective operation, and having fun.


Senior Dairy Specialist



Citizens Business Bank is consistently recognized as one of the top performing banks in the nation and offers a wide array of banking, lending, and investing* services with locations serving the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and the Central Valley area of California.



The Dairy Specialist is responsible for the physical inspection of assigned relationships including wholesale dairy farms, livestock operations, farming operations, etc. plus budget preparation and/or analysis, and the subsequent reporting of the required inspection reports. The Dairy Specialist will also be responsible for the inspection and valuation of the operating assets as collateral, including livestock, feed inventories, equipment and crops.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  1. Complies with and stays abreast of all policies and procedures, federal and state laws applicable to the job.
  2. Provide, present and promote The Citizens Experience to all external and internal customers.
  3. Responsible for assigned inspection, chattel valuation and budget preparation requirements in support of the Dairy and Livestock Industries Group, the Central Valley Agribusiness Group and Business Financial Centers.
  4. Make physical inspections of various wholesale dairy farms, livestock operations, farming operations, etc., located in California and out-of-state.
  5. Prepare and/or analyze budgets for various wholesale dairy farms, livestock operations, farming operations, etc.
  6. Prepare comprehensive and timely Dairy, Livestock and Crop Reports for all inspections made.
  7. Responsible for assigned real estate appraisals or real estate appraisal reviews associated with various dairy farm and livestock operations as well as farming operations.
  8. Maintain updated valuations of chattel, including dairy and beef cattle, for various collateral budgeting requirements.
  9. Maintain updated information on milk pricing, feed and crop pricing including California Pool Quota valuation, for various budgeting requirements.
  10. Some out of state travel required.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                            

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or ten to twelve years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills                                           

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Mathematical Skills                                                 

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability                                                    

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills                                           

Basic familiarity and working knowledge of various software programs required for the valuation and budgeting functions as well as inspection reporting.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current driver's license

Current Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License


Other Skills and Abilities                                                    

Social and interactive skills plus ability to be self motivated and organized. Must be able to schedule accounts, complete the inspections and complete the required reporting within the time frame agreed upon by the Senior Agricultural Appraiser.


Other Qualifications                                                

Livestock, crop and equipment valuation experience plus budget preparation and analysis experience. Must be able to drive 25% of the time and must be able to travel out-of-state via commercial flights.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Appraisal inspections are subject to outdoor activity relative to weather conditions.