Senior Commercial Title Examiner

Company SummaryJoin our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Title Insurance Company (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. First American Title's National Production Services division provides global title and escrow production support across all channels within First American Title including the Mortgage Services, Commercial, Direct, and Agency divisions. We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For? 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit www.firstam.com.
Job Summary
Search public records and examine titles to determine legal condition of primarily commercial or industrial property title. Copy or summarize recorded documents which affect the condition of title to the property. Works on assignments that are varied and complex requiring breadth and depth of experience with different types of properties. Acts as a resource to less experienced team members. Has increased knowledge of state requirements. Projects undertaken can be multi-million dollar commercial properties that may take days or even weeks to complete.
Essential Functions
Examines chain of title primarily for commercial/industrial properties but may expand into commercial and/or industrial
Performs title examination of complex title orders requiring a high level of title expertise
Abstracts and analyzes records, such as leases, subleases, acreage, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics, and plot and map books. Determines ownership and legal restrictions and to verify legal description of property and completeness of records for examinations, including multi-site properties.
Writes title products based on the interpretation and application of procedural guidelines
Provides underwriting interpretation within established guidelines
Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used
Strong detail / quality orientation
Strong analytical skills
Strong problem solving skills
Customer service orientation
Strong MS skill set
Knowledge of legal terms used in title documents
Able to read and decipher legal descriptions relating to title orders
Typical Education
High School Diploma or equivalent
Typical Range of Experience
6+ years directly related experience
License or Certification
Multiple state licenses (as required by state) in order to do business in a broad geographic area
First American invests in its employee's development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out firstam.com/careers.

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