Rushmore Loan Management Services

Returning Candidate?

Government (FHA/VA) Underwriter

Government (FHA/VA) Underwriter

Job ID 
Job Locations 
Consumer Direct
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 

More information about this job




The Government Underwriter evaluates residential loan applications, including credit, income, asset, appraisal and property documents to determine program eligibility and credit worthiness of consumer. Underwrites the loan according to company, FHA, agency and secondary market investor guidelines and provides credit decision on behalf of the organization.



  • Exhibit observable sense of urgency in the execution of all job functions and duties.
  • Meet or exceed company levels of customer service delivery to all customers.
  • Authorized by FHA to certify that mortgage loan applicant and property qualify for mortgage insurance endorsement from FHA.
  • Review mortgage loan submission, income and asset documentation, credit reports and other documentation and verify accuracy of documents submitted.
  • Perform all data entry functions related to underwriting into the loan origination system of record for the Company.
  • If loan is unacceptable as structured, make alternative structuring recommendations to Loan Officer and Ops Managers as appropriate.
  • Remain current on Government and Company underwriting guidelines/secondary market investor requirements, pricing policies and FHA, Fannie and Freddie regulations and ensure compliance therewith.
  • Review, interpret and analyze loan applicants’ credit histories, income and asset profiles, tax returns, financial statements, and other complex financial information to make quality decisions on loan requests.
  • Sign off on conditions as prescribed by established underwriting guidelines, FHA, Fannie and Freddie requirements and Chief Credit Officer.
  • Analyzes situations where several alternative approaches exist, requiring the use of independent judgment within the established Underwriting policies and procedures.
  • Conduct appraisal and condo project reviews.
  • Run DU/LP to ensure ratios match with LOS system of record.
  • Record thorough documentation of loan status and other relevant information in loan origination system.
  • Respond to all incoming closing questions regarding conditions and/or specific file issues to ensure immediate resolution for the Closer.
  • Ensure compliance to federal, state, and investor regulations and requirements.
  • Maintain productivity as required by company standards and keep appropriate logs as required.
  • Provide customer service to internal and external customers in accordance with levels and expectations consistent with Company standards.
  • Work with other team members to ensure efficient work flow.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Current knowledge of industry specific underwriting guidelines and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations
  • Knowledge of DU and LP underwriting systems.
  • Knowledge of mortgage banking
  • Analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Highly organized
  • Multi-tasking and prioritization skills necessary
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment under time constraints
  • Ability to organize and coordinate projects
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


  • High School Diploma required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • At least five years of experience in underwriting FHA and Conventional loan files
  • Experience with Encompass 360 Loan Origination platform preferred
  • DE required
  • VA LAPP/SAR a plus


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Prior experience working with automated Loan Origination Systems and Automated Underwriting Systems

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.