Equal Opportunity Employer
The employment policy of First Federal Bank and its subsidiaries is to provide an equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, individuals with disabilities, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or activities in accordance with applicable laws; and positive action shall be taken to insure the fulfillment of this policy.
First Federal Bank provides reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (337) 433-3611.
This policy of First Federal Bank and its subsidiaries is consistent with the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other applicable state and federal requirements prohibiting discrimination.
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First Federal Bank of Louisiana Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources Department located at the Main Office, 1135 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601 during regular office hours.
First Federal Bank is committed to creating a working environment that values and utilizes the contribution of its officers and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Plan recognizes that all people have different qualities, skills, qualifications, experience and attitudes and that valuing and making the most of these differences can improve the workplace for individuals and enhance the overall performance of the bank.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Q. How do I apply for a position with First Federal Bank?
A. Go to ffbla.bank/careers and select the Career Center button. This will bring you to our career center that shows our current open positions. Click on the position in which you are interested in applying and select the “Apply” button. First, you will create a user ID and password in order to set up your candidate profile. Next, you will complete the application by uploading your resume and answering a few questions.
Q. What is involved in credit checks and background checks when applying for a position?
A. At a certain stage in the application process, a pre-employment credit report from a recognized reporting agency will be requested. Additionally, fingerprinting will be required to obtain a criminal background check. First Federal Bank also reserves the right to administer drug testing as needed.
Q. Is there any pre-employment testing required?
A. Yes, we have identified various assessments that help us predict your fit with different roles at First Federal Bank. Our pre-employment assessment allows us to evaluate your skill-sets, preferred work style, and ability to solve problems and draw logical conclusions. Depending on the job you are pursuing, you will face an assessment tailored to that position.
Q. How long should I expect to hear back from someone after I complete my application?
A. While we have no concrete timeline, our established standard is to have most positions filled within 30 days from opening. Often this is dependent upon the schedule of the actual hiring manager. In most cases, a recruiter will be in contact with you and keep you posted, via email or telephone, on the status of the position.
Q. How long will my application remain active?
A. Once your application is completed, your application will be eligible for review for the position for which you applied until the position is closed or you were notified otherwise via telephone or email. Once a position is closed, your application will remain in the system. You will be able to update your information as needed for future positions by logging into your candidate profile and applying for the future open position for which you may qualify.
Q. Do all candidates have to go through a formal hiring process?
A. Yes, we follow a systematic and multi-faceted approach to hiring top talent and that process must be followed for all candidates. It is of the utmost importance, both to you and to First Federal Bank, that we have the right person performing the right job.
Smoking is prohibited in all First Federal Bank buildings and bank-owned vehicles. Smoking is prohibited within twenty-five (25) feet of all outside entrances or operable windows of enclosed areas where smoking is prohibited in the City of Alexandria. Smoking is not permitted within ten (10) feet in all other Louisiana locations, or according to city laws passed throughout the state of Louisiana.