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Fraud and Security Specialist - Salt Lake City, UT

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Company Name:Deseret First Credit Union
Location:Salt Lake City, UT
Employment Type:Full Time
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There's a reason we've won so many awards for being one of the best companies to work for! We invite you to apply to join our family, and here's what's in it for you:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • A positive atmosphere and co-workers that truly care
  • Benefits, perks, and discounts worth a double-take
  • Competitive compensation
  • Enjoyable activities and wellness initiatives

Summary: Responsible for the investigation of fraudulent, illegal, or improper activities by internal or external means, and the prevention and recovery of losses sustained by such activities. Responsible for the security system at all locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with anti-fraud processes and software to identify areas of weakness and make recommendations to prevent losses.
  • Work with various departments to identify and eliminate fraud in an expeditious manner to minimize loss to the Credit Union and its members.
  • Conduct investigations of fraudulent activity to ensure minimal loss to the Credit Union and members, and maintain reporting database of significant fraud cases investigated.
  • Coordinate with internal and external means for the recovery of losses due to fraudulent activity.
  • Monitor various activities of credit union members and employees (such as account reviews and loan reviews) to detect fraud and monitor and control existing fraud risks.
  • Administer credit union's red flags program, including updating policies and procedures and monitoring organizational training efforts.
  • Maintain internal security (ops center access) and work with Physical Facilities to monitor and maintain branch security.
  • Administer and maintain business continuity plan.
  • Educate Credit Union employees to identify and respond to potential security violation situations, and communicate current fraud risk trends.
  • Serve as member of organization's BSA committee; ensure compliance with BSA by compiling relevant information and filing suspicious activity reports for fraud-related items.
  • Act as liaison to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Educate employees to identify and respond to potential security violation situations.
  • Liaisons with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Review, administer and monitor appropriate processes, procedures and policies that impact the credit union's compliance requirements relative to the Bank Secrecy Act, Patriot Act and OFAC.
  • Interview potential victims to help determine sources of fraud.
  • Respond to calls from alarm companies when alarms sound.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of all job duties. Other duties may be assigned at any time.


  • Experience: Two years to five years of similar or related experience.
  • Education: High School Degree required; Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered.
  • Ability to apply past knowledge and judgment to determine potentially fraudulent activity and scams
  • Ability to detect and research possible fraudulent activity.
  • Ability to draw conclusions based on research and investigations.


  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to prioritize tasks according to potential impact to the Credit Union

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Verafin preferred
  • Experience with Video Management Software a plus

Work Conditions:

  • Office environment, moderate walking
  • Occasional travel to branches; rare travel out of area for conferences

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