Welcome to Sterling State Bank. We're excited to meet outstanding individuals who are interested in making a positive difference for our customers.

This page displays our current job opportunities. If you don't see any openings currently posted, but would still like to share your resume with us, please attach it to an e-mail and send it to:  [email protected] (Attn: Human Resources).

Interested applicants are also welcome to call us anytime at 507-282-1845. Thank you for considering Sterling State Bank as a great place to work. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Benefits and perks


Our benefits include health, dental, and a 401k match. If you choose to participate, your earnings and investments will be matched by the bank to maximize your retirement fund and get you on the track to financial freedom. 

Family Matters

Sterling is a family-owned bank; so we value our people over everything. We believe that a healthy, safe work environment is key to a happy work-life balance. We are not only coworkers, but friends and family as well. 

Growth Potential

We have an outstanding growth rate within our company. We always try to promote within before outsourcing, which means there is always opportunity for change. Many of our employees started out as tellers, and are now personal bankers, lenders, and managers. 

Health & Wellness

As an employee of Sterling State Bank, you have full access to our exclusive gym on site, which can also be enjoyed with family members. We care about the health and well being of our employees, and strive to make as many resources available as possible!

Community Involvement 

The community of Rochester and the surrounding metro areas of the Twin Cities have countless volunteer opportunities that our employees love to take part in. We take pride in providing the time and resources for our staff to participate in these events and build connections in the surrounding areas. 

Flexible Schedule

Sterling is an FDIC insured bank, meaning we're closed for every federal holiday. Each one counts as a paid vacation day. In addition, based on our ownership's family values and beliefs, the bank is also closed weekends. 

Core values


Customer Focus


Personal Responsibility

Community Support

Local Pride


  • “In my previous job experience I got to really work with people and communicate, I got to help people; that’s one thing I like about working here at Sterling State Bank, you get to help people”

  • “I enjoy working for Sterling State Bank because it’s a family-owned company, and they are very giving in the community and encourage us to be as well. I take full advantage of that by joining boards and doing volunteer work”

  • “I continue to work for Sterling State Bank because the family we work for really is fantastic and they give us a lot of opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally; and I love all of my coworkers and customers here. We are very, very customer focused, and everyday it's my job to make sure that a customer is happy"

  • “One of the things I like about Sterling is their support for nonprofits. I’m able to get involved with organizations that I care about, and through the bank we’re able to donate to causes that are important to us”

  • “I enjoy working at Sterling State Bank mostly because of the people that I work with, my coworkers, and the customers; we have some great customers. I also enjoy having my Saturdays off”

  • “I love working at Sterling State Bank because I am actually a person here; I'm not a number. The McNeilus family owns the bank, and they treat me like me, not account number 123”

Current Openings



Deposit Operations Specialist - Rochester, MN

Sterling State Bank has an immediate opening for the position of Deposit Operations Specialist.  This position is based in our Bank corporate office located at 4200 Badger Hills Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position in the Bank’s Operations Department.  This position interacts with a number of key banking services including: retail mobile banking, retail Internet banking, wire transfers, deposit account maintenance & review, new accounts, IRA processing & reporting, bill-payments, assisting with non-post processing, debit cards, and safe deposit box operations.

Ideal candidates will possess some of the following experience:

  • Previous experience in a bank or credit union is highly valued for this role
  • Experience with FISERV-specific banking software including Premier bank core, electronic banking products, front line deposit software, Business Analytics, Director content management system, FISERV EFT (debit cards) or Business Process Manager (BPM) can be helpful - but not required
  • Additional experience or expertise that could also be a great fit for this role includes Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification or National Check Professional (NCP) certification

Sterling State Bank’s operations department supports branches in Rochester, the Twin Cities and Austin markets.  Hours are approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday with no weekend hours scheduled.

Sterling State Bank is a Minnesota bank headquartered in Rochester, MN.  To learn more about our financial institution, please visit our web site at www.sterlingstate.bank or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.  Benefits include 401k, paid vacation, free employee gym access and HSA health care benefits.

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Or submit a resume to Malachi McNeilus at: [email protected] (“Attn: Operations” in the subject line). Questions about this opening? Call Malachi at (507) 282-1845 or send an e-mail. We are excited to hear from you!



Full-Time Commercial Lender - Lakeville, MN / Apple Valley, MN

Sterling State Bank is looking to expand our commercial lending department in both our Lakeville, MN and Apple Valley, MN offices.

Are you a Commercial Lender ready to take the next step in your career? Sterling State Bank is growing and hiring in our Twin Cities markets. Responsibilities include generating new business relationships including consumer and commercial deposit and loan clients, maintaining and enhancing current relationships and new account administration.

Additional responsibilities and skills required include:

  • Responsibility for developing a quality commercial customer portfolio and managing the customer relationship. This also includes underwriting, structuring and closing loans and achieving sales objectives.
  • A willingness to participate in marketing strategy for commercial loan origination as needed.
  • Preparing loan packages that meet the Bank's underwriting standards.
  • Monitoring and managing delinquent credits in the portfolio.
  • Developing business and community relationships and participating in community activities and organizations to increase the Bank's visibility.
  • Recognizing opportunities and making referrals for other banking services and products.

Ideal candidates will possess some of the following experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a business-related field is preferred.
  • Previous commercial lending experience is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years' commercial lending experience is preferred.
  • Effective sales ability and persuasiveness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in bank information systems and standard business software.

Sterling State Bank is a full service FDIC-insured commercial bank that includes an Insurance Agency and investment advisory service. We have 7 branches serving Southern Minnesota, Rochester and the Twin Cities markets. Founded in 1958, Sterling State Bank is a community bank specializing in commercial banking and lending, with extremely fast loan decisions and an efficient, centralized loan processing department to support our Commercial Lending team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your loan portfolio in a fast-growing market area? Sterling State Bank is a great fit!

Sterling State Bank considers all applicants for all positions, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination, as provided under applicable state and federal law. Equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Apply Now

Or submit a resume to Malachi McNeilus at: [email protected] (“Attn: Commercial Lender” in the subject line). Questions about this opening? Call Malachi at (507) 282-1845 or send an e-mail. We are excited to hear from you!