Great Western Bank Operations Wire Specialist III in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

General Description and Essential Functions

Complete various day-to-day functions within the wire operations department.

  • Prepare, analyze, and accurately process incoming and outgoing, domestic and international wire transfers using client instructions while following bank and regulatory guidelines.

  • Independently determine if wire transactions are legitimate, authentic, accurate, and take appropriate action(s) to minimize potential losses to the bank.

  • Establish a good working relationship with bank personnel and customers to provide support and exceptional customer service.

  • Understand and process multiple types of inquiries in a professional, fast-paced, and high traffic environment.

  • Communicate with customers or bank personnel to perform responsibilities and guide them through a series of actions to process wire transfers accurately with little or no supervision.

  • Maintain or exceed established service level agreements and guidelines for quality resolution of service requests for wire customers.

  • Perform end of day balancing between core system and the Federal Reserve account regarding the wire activity.

  • Process and maintain wire documentation according to regulations that govern wire retention rules and comply with audit standards.

  • Participate in meetings and training seminars as required to stay current on laws or regulation changes.

  • Use experience and knowledge to train other employees as appropriate within the department.

  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as requested.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required and a minimum of 1 year banking experience preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of wire transfers, accounting and balancing principles, and bank operations.

  • Proven ability to complete accurate data entry/transaction processing.

  • Meticulous attention-to-detail.

  • Ability to maintain high level of professionalism with internal and external customers.

  • Independent decision making ability with minimal supervision.

  • Flexibility to adapt and work in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Job Expectations

• Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.

• Ability to lift 15-25 pounds.

• Ability to work weekends and holidays as needed or scheduled.


• Technical Learning

• Personal Learning

• Problem Solving

• Priority Setting

• Composure

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.