Mortgage Underwriter II/III/IV

Location: VA Herndon - Worldgate Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

Employee Perks

Why You Will Love Being Part of the Navy Federal Team:

*Competitive compensation with opportunities for annual raises, promotions, and bonus potential
*Best-in-Class Benefits! (7% 401k match / Pension plan / Tuition reimbursement / Great insurance options)
*On-site amenities include fitness center, wellness center, cafeteria, etc. at Pensacola, FL; Vienna, VA and Winchester, VA campuses
*Consistently Awarded Top Workplace
*Nationally recognized training department by TRAINING Magazine
*An employee-focused, diverse, and service-oriented workplace environment

Basic Purpose

To evaluate and underwrite conventional and home equity loan applications, as well as VA loans, Jumbo and selfemployed mortgage loans nation-wide according to specific state and federal requirements limiting the risk exposure to Navy Federal's mortgage portfolio. To collect and organize required loan and property documentation to make appropriate decisions on the acceptability of the investment risk using established guidelines of NFCU, secondary market investors, and applicable state and government regulations.


* Analyze credit and credit reports independent of scoring systems to confirm loan eligibility
* Analyze exceptions and rejections; recommend alternative mortgage products better suited to the loan applicant - Basic research/review
* Approve mortgage loans and authorize loan disbursements based on a complete analysis of submitted documentation and applicable rules and regulations - Basic research/review
* Collaborate with managers and participate in mentoring sessions for Mortgage Processors, Mortgage Closers and Mortgage Loan Officers
* Collaborate with training team to maintain the on-line manual to ensure all guidelines are conveyed accurately and consistently - Participates in
* Determine the acceptability and marketability of the real estate property to ensure there is sufficient collateral to secure the loan
* Evaluate assets needed to close the loan and determine the acceptability and adherence to investor requirements
* Perform secondary review of loans that are suspended and/or declined - Basic research/review
* Prepare and present counter-offers on marginal loans; prepare adverse action (loan disapproval) notifications, with awareness of the compliance provisions of the regulatory agencies
* Review and evaluate documents to ensure adherence to Navy Federal, NCUA, USPAP and all other relevant industry guidelines to ensure loan acceptance - Basic research/review
* Review/understand effects of contracts related to real estate, such as age restrictions, HOAs, etc.
* Work closely and collaboratively with loan originator and processor to ensure all appropriate data is obtained
* Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications – All required unless otherwise noted:

* Exposure to mortgage underwriting
* Advanced knowledge of mortgage/equity loan processing, closing and documentation requirements and regulations
* Familiarity with underwriting process and understanding of applicable criteria, guidelines, rules and regulations
* Basic database and presentation software skills
* Basic organizational, planning and time management skills
* Basic research, analytical, and problem solving skills
* Basic skill conducting complex personal and business financial analysis
* Basic skill exercising initiative and using good judgment to make sound decisions
* Basic verbal and written communication skills
* Basic word processing and spreadsheet software skills

Monday-Friday, hours vary

Equal Employment Opportunity

We reserve the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need.

Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace.  Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability