It’s more than a job—it’s a community. Join our community within a community bank.

At First State Bank, we recognize that it's our team that makes the difference, so we seek the brightest and most motivated people to deliver the outstanding and friendly service that we're known for.

In addition to being the community bank that our customers can count on, we pride ourselves on taking care of our employees - whether it's to further excel in their profession, education, or personal goals. A career at First State Bank delivers enrichment, opportunities for growth, and connecting with the community through a variety of activities with area service organizations and non-profits.

Think you might be a good fit for the First State Bank team? Visit our Career Center and view our current job openings for the position that might be right for you!

The Perks of Working at First State Bank

Career Growth

Be a part of a community that lasts. While so many places feel “fly-by-night” – our team is one that has staying power. People love working and growing their careers here, and we have a feeling you will too! 

Our average tenure is 10+ years, our average manager has been here for over 13 years, and executive leadership averages 17.5 years.

This translates to a strong sense of loyalty, purpose, and commitment to the bank’s vision. Our values indicate that you don’t have to “career hop” around the industry to grow. Within our community, there is potential to advance and lead! We offer industry training opportunities, Dale Carnegie courses, and an Educational Assistance Program.

  • Promotions from within
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Dale Carnegie courses
  • Continuous learning and training
  • Industry and professional conferences
  • Recognition at our annual employee appreciation event

Our Culture

Community banking is a commitment to providing accessible, localized banking solutions driven by heart for creating thriving neighborhoods in the areas we serve.

You have options but there is more to a career here than what is in your job description! When you choose us, you get more than a paycheck. You are part of fun events, have access to senior leadership, and are encouraged to dive into causes that reflect your values. You are encouraged to step up and get involved. Many team members serve on civic groups, community boards, and support non-profit agencies. We receive 8 hours of paid volunteer time. Plus, if you are looking for a dose of connecting with people you can get involved as an “ambassador’ of the bank, have a discussion on inclusion with our One Team United group, and lace up your shoes to participate in health-related events.

  • We’re family
  • Accessible Executives, including the CEO
  • Committed Board of Directors
  • Customer focused
  • You have a voice
  • Year-round employee events: Tigers games, family picnics, surprise cookouts, ice-cream truck, holiday luncheons, recognition dinner
  • One Team United

Personal Wellbeing

  • Free employee assistance program
  • Health and fitness fun with wellness challenges throughout the year
  • Lunch and learns for physical and mental health
  • PTO benefits


  • Founded in 1917
  • Locally owned and operated for 100+ years
  • Only bank headquartered in Macomb County
  • Support of local charities and foundations: Macomb Food Program, Toys for Tots, Families Against Narcotics, Vets
  • Returning Home, Macomb Charitable Foundation, Friends of Foster Kids, Know Resolve, Local Kiwanis, Rotary Clubs, and many more
  • Provides scholarship funds  
  • Summer movies / Concerts / Fireworks / Car Cruise sponsor all over Macomb County / Parades
  • Chambers of Commerce members
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Paid Volunteer Day

What Our People Say

Tonya Martin

Relationship Banker
Employee Since: 9/26/94

Employees share why they love working at FSB:

  • I really enjoy working at First State Bank because of the family-oriented atmosphere
  • The team that I work with is always there when we need each other
  • Being employed with First State Bank has had some changes, but despite all the changes and transitions we still continue to strive.  There is no other place that I would rather be

Kathy Hermann

Relationship Banker
Employee Since: 11/27/2006

Employees share why they love working at FSB:

  • I appreciate that I am treated with respect as a person and as a professional

  • There are many opportunities for professional growth, and I am grateful that I can choose to take them or not

  • FSB participates in many community events and I am proud to be a representative for the bank

Lawerence Morris

Consumer Loan Manager
Employee Since: 3/9/92

Employees share why they love working at FSB:

  • The family atmosphere

  • The trust the bank has in its employees

  • The customers I’ve been able to help over the years

  • The wonderful donations the bank takes in for Toys for Tots and the Food Bank

  • And finally, the friends I have made working here over the years have been a great addition to my life

First State Bank is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled - committed to workplace diversity.

First State Bank is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact us at 586-775-5000 for further assistance.

It is the policy of First State Bank to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, train and extend other privileges of employment without regard to an individual's gender, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, complaint of discrimination, participation in any investigation or proceeding regarding a complaint of discrimination or any other legally protected status. First State Bank will consider disability only to the extent that it affects an individual's ability to perform the essential functions of a job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.