Title Examiner

First American Financial Great Neck, NY
Company SummaryData Trace LLC is the nation's largest provider of automated title plant and tax information services for title companies nationwide. Our leading technology allows quick access to title history information, property tax assessment and payment data, document images, and property files in major metropolitan areas across the United States. Data Trace is a member of the First American Financial Corporation family of companies that was named one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® in 2016 and 2017. For more information, please visit www.datatracetitle.com.

Job Summary

Search public records and examine titles to determine legal condition of primarily residential property title. Copy or summarize recorded documents which affect the condition of title to the property. Works independently and uses experience to examine title to real property, ranging in complexity, to determine status and establish chain of title.

Essential Functions

* Performs title examination and examines the chain of title for a wide range of title orders, primarily residential

* Abstracts and analyzes records, such as mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics, and plat and map books, to determine ownership and legal restrictions and to verify legal description of property and completeness of records

* Resolves most issues such as missing information, incomplete, inaccurate or contradictory information contained in the title documentation

* Prepares initial title commitment documentation based on the application of procedural guidelines

* Prepares and reviews reports for accuracy

* May provide underwriting interpretation within established guidelines

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

* Detail / quality orientation

* Analytical review skills

* Research skills

* Strong problem solving skills

* Communication skills, both verbal and written

* Customer service orientation

* Standard MS skill set

* Proficient with company operating systems

* Knowledge of legal terms helpful

Typical Education

* High School Diploma or equivalent

Typical Range of Experience

* 2+ years directly related experience

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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