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We are always looking for great people to join our growing IB Team. If you are interested in starting or continuing a career in banking, check out our current openings below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience. We look forward to meeting you!


Current Openings

Apply with IB Today! Open positions are listed below, and our hiring process is simple. To apply for one of our openings, complete our online application. If your skills and experience meet the requirements for the position, we will be in touch to schedule an in-person interview. You can also send your resume and cover letter to be considered for future positions. Your information will be saved for twelve months. Independence Bank is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.  

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As an employee, you'll be able to take advantage of benefits like:

  • Premium Health Insurance Plan
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan with up to 25% employer funding, as well as a self-funding option to your 401(K)
  • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Health Insurance

Independence Bank provides a group medical insurance plan which is available to full time employees after thirty days of continuous employment. This is a premium policy covering a broad range of medical services.

Dental Insurance

After thirty days of continuous employment, Independence Bank provides a group dental insurance plan which is available to full time employees who are also enrolled in the IB Health Insurance Plan. 

Vision Insurance

After thirty days of continuous employment, Independence Bank provides a group vision insurance plan which is available to full time employees who are also enrolled in the IB Health Insurance Plan.  

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Pre-tax savings accounts for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent care.


We offer a 401(K) company-funded retirement plan with up to 25% employer funding, with an employee self-funding option to contribute towards your retirement account.

Life Insurance

Full-time employees are enrolled in a $50,000 Life Insurance Policy and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance.  You will also have a choice to opt in on additional Life Insurance through our group policy. 


Check out these additional Perks!

In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer these banking perks to our employees:

  • Free online Bill Pay
  • Free Safety Deposit Box
  • No Origination Fee on Real Estate Loans
  • 1% Rate Discount on all Loans
  • Free Checks for employee account

Great opportunities at all our locations!


Havre Branch

435 3rd Street
Havre, MT 59501

Malta Branch

137 South 3rd Street East
Malta, MT 59538

Glasgow Branch

101 8th Street North
Glasgow, MT 59230

Poplar Branch

214 2nd Avenue West
Poplar, MT 59255

Scobey Branch

204 Main Street
Scobey, MT 59263

Conrad Branch

23 5th Avenue SE
Conrad, MT 59425

Great Falls Branch

901 River Drive N
Great Falls, MT 59401

Plentywood LPO/DPO

112 N. Main Street
Plentywood, MT 59254

Shelby Branch

131 Main St
Shelby, MT 59474

Our Culture

Join Our Team Today!

Independence Bank is a fun place to work, with lots of chances to get to know your coworkers. We offer fun team building events like quarterly Lunch and Learn speakers, as well as casual jeans Friday. We give generously to our local communities, and are involved to improve the lives of our favorite customers: our neighbors!


Success Story

We would like to honor the success story of Jedd Lekvold. In Scobey, Montana, on Christmas Day 1980, Jedd was born. He was "the best Christmas present ever," according to his mother. (These were most certainly not Jedd's words.) After receiving his high school diploma in the spring of 1999 (Go Spartans!), Jedd went on to attend MSU-Billings and graduated in the winter of 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Finance. (One extra semester owing to his procrastination). Throughout his college years, Jedd worked part-time in the warehouse at Western Builders Supply.

After earning his degree, he accepted a position as a sales representative for Western Builders Supply, where he sold fasteners. While working for WBS, Jedd traveled to lumberyards in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska. In May of 2005, Jedd returned home to Scobey and began building a family of his own. He is married to his beautiful wife, Kiki, who was born and raised in Scobey. Kiki is an insurance agent and the two of them have been blessed with four children: Gracee (20), Claire (14), Blake (13), and Nate (10). In October 2005, Jedd was hired as a milk man by his brother-in-law, who owned a local dairy distribution company, where he distributed dairy and food products to numerous stores.

In July of 2007, Jedd was hired on as a lender by Independence Bank and has worked for IB ever since. He maintains the title of Assistant Vice President of AG Lending and is proud to work for an organization that takes pride in their experience and knowledge of Agriculture. Jedd is grateful for the Ag community and looks forward to the future!

As a very active community member, Jedd has also taken on several roles for both the boys' and girls' high school basketball teams, the football team, and is presently the head girls’ basketball coach at Scobey High School. Jedd is a member of the Montana Coaches Association and has been part of various other organizations such as: Scobey Alumni Foundation Inc., Scobey Baseball, Daniels County Chamber of Commerce, Hospital Foundations, and Plainsmen.


Jedd Lekvold


Success Story

Matt Wertheimer

The second individual we would like to recognize is the well-known Matt Wertheimer. Matt grew up on his family ranch in the little town of Utica, Montana. He attended college at Montana State University and graduated in 1998 with a degree in Agricultural Business. Upon receiving his degree, Matt went back home to work on his family ranch for five years, before being hired by Independence Bank in 2003 as a Lender Trainee. In Matt’s entire life, he has only had two employers: his dad and Independence Bank.

In his 20 years, he has progressed through the positions of Lender Trainee, Senior Loan Officer, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and into his most recent position as Chief Lending Officer. The relationships Matt has forged with clients and coworkers during his time at Independence Bank are what he is most proud of, and these relationships have only grown stronger since he began.

It should be noted that in addition to his genuine devotion and love for IB, Matt is also quite active in the Havre community. He is President of both the Friends of Beaver Creek Park and the Havre Chamber of Commerce. He serves as Chairman for the St. Jude’s Thaddeus School Foundation, and recently joined the MSU-Northern Foundation Board. Prior to his resignation in 2017, he also spent 12 years on the MSUN Rodeo Board (although it must be known that he still "stays active flipping burgers whenever they need a hand”). His steady commitment to every endeavor he undertakes is what helps this company grow and succeed. He considers working for the Bank to be a blessing in his life and is PROUD to have worked for one great organization for so many years!


Independence Bank is a great place to work and we want great people to work with us! We have multiple locations in north central and north eastern Montana, and we're always on the lookout for good candidates to fill key positions.


Q: Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes, you can apply for more than one position if your skills and experience are a good fit.

Q: Can I submit a resume?

Yes, if you're interested in a position, you can also submit your resume for the position you are interested in. Please email your resume to 

Q: How long do you hold on to applications and resumes? Should I submit another if I see a job in the future I'd like to be considered for?

We keep employment applications and resumes for twelve months. If you see a position you are interested in after that time, please resubmit your resume.

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