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Client Service Specialist

Location: Columbia, MD


About Us


Are you someone who seeks opportunity and has a true desire to grow your career with an organization that has enriched the lives of clients and communities in the Washington, D.C. region for 150 years?  If so, Sandy Spring Bank may be the perfect fit for you!


Sandy Spring Bank is a growing financial services company focused on creating remarkable experiences for our employees, clients, shareholders and communities.  We are proud to be recognized for the12th consecutive year by Forbes magazine as one of the top 50 “Most Trustworthy” corporations in America. Our values run deep in integrity, relationship building and community outreach.


To help us attract the highest quality individuals, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to those who qualify.  We offer competitive market salaries, paid time off, multiple retirement savings options, full health care options, life insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, career development opportunities, tuition assistance and volunteer opportunities.  We are proud to offer those, and so much more, making Sandy Spring Bank a desirable place to work and build a career.


About The Job

Sandy Spring Bank is currently recruiting for a Client Service Specialist.  If you are the chosen candidate, under minimal supervision, you will be responsible for following established procedures, responding to a wide range of client inquiries including opening new accounts, maintaining and resolving account related problems or complaints.  Actively pursue sales and enhanced service opportunities by identifying and meeting client needs and strengthens client relationships primarily over the telephone, by mail, fax, and e-mail. Areas of focus:

  • Client Services (both internal and external clients)
  • Answer questions and solves routine problems
  • Account Maintenance
  • New Business/Referrals
  • Cross Selling/Up Selling
  • Accurately record calls
  • Point of contact for BankXpress users including PC, web, and telephone banking products.

Required Skills:

  • Position requires successful completion of Call Center assessment test which includes Data Entry skills, e-mail composition skills, and Typing/Keyboarding skills. In addition, 6 to 12 months work experience in retail banking or customer service/Call Center. 

  • Basic knowledge of PC modem connections, Internet access, and web services is also required.

  • Must have positive telephone and written communication skills; strong organization skills; and negotiation/sales skills and/or aptitude. Requires a strong speaking voice with the ability to clearly express oneself over the telephone

  • Must be able to operate a personal computer, Call Center telephone, and 10-key adding machine.  Knowledge of standard Microsoft Office and windows-based office software is expected.

  • Interpersonal skills are necessary to maintain a professional, friendly, and courteous demeanor throughout the day with clients over the phone.  Work requires regular contact with diverse groups internally and externally.

  • The ability to express ideas effectively in English, written and oral, well enough to comprehend instructions, be understood by contacts, and legibly complete standard forms is required..

  • A varied level of problem solving skills is required.  Situations require operational knowledge of the work and the unit, which may involve a range of solutions to different problems.

  • Work is under minimal supervision where work requires independent judgment in the interpretation of existing policies and procedures and the selection of alternative work routines.

Sandy Spring Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We maintain a drug-free workplace environment and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please call our job line at 1-800-399-5919 and select option 5.  Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.