Research Specialist I

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Full Time
Glendale Ops Center
Minimum Salary Grade
Category 16: $36,582 depending on experience
Work Hours
Monday - Friday - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Regular Schedule is five 8 hour days
Addition Shift Differential
FLSA Status


Reports to: Any Research Officer


Functions Supervised: None


Primary Functions: Research inquiries and resolve account problems.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Process account verifications while ensuring proper member authorization.
  2. Process research requests and retrieve credit union records in support of credit union operations or in compliance with authorized requests.
  3. Provide account status letters and documents as required.
  4. Provide Quickshot reports to lending departments upon request.
  5. Provide support and technical assistance to branches and other departments.
  6. Perform progressively responsible duties to include, Research specific transactions on accounts using resources available from all credit union departments to resolve problems and communicate results to the member or other department personnel. Research accounts with incorrect addresses and accounts classified as abandoned. Contact members to obtain the correct address or communicate special instructions regarding the account in question. Be familiar with credit union policies and operational procedures of other credit union departments as they apply to the situation under review. Perform transaction adjustments and complete file maintenance as appropriate to each situation.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: High School graduate or equivalent.


Creditable Experience in Lieu of Education: Not Applicable


Experience/Skills: Must have the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with members and employees on complex account issues. The position requires an aptitude for math and general accounting. The ability to work with limited supervision, solve problems, display good judgment, and pay attention to detail is also required. Must be well organized and able to adapt to new policies and procedures. One of year experience with this credit union preferred.


Tenure: Research Specialist II, category 15, requires nine months tenure in the Research Specialist I position with performance that meets or exceeds expectations. Research Specialist III, category 14, requires twelve months tenure in the Research Specialist II position with performance that meets or exceeds expectations. Senior Research Specialist, category 13, requires twelve months tenure in the Research Specialist III position with performance that meets or exceeds expectations. Directly related work experience and/or accelerated training completion may be substituted for tenure.




Salary Pay Range:

  • Research Specialist I (Category 16): $36,582 - $51,947 annually
  • Research Specialist II (Category 15): $38,412 - $55,312 annually
  • Research Specialist III (Category 14): $41,484 - $60,567 annually
  • Senior Research Specialist (Category 13): $44,803 - $66,309 annually

Starting base salary will be determined based on candidate experience, qualifications, education, and local or state wage requirements, if applicable and will fall within the range provided above.


In accordance with our Salary Administration policy, new hire base salaries generally fall within the minimum to midpoint of the listed range.


  • Short-term and long-term incentives
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plan that has HSA and FSA options
  • 401(k) plan with a 5% match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life and disability coverage
  • Voluntary cash benefits for accident, hospitalization and critical illness
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous leave programs to include Paid Time Off accrual, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays
  • Click here to view Alaska USA’s comprehensive Benefits Programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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