Searcher

First American Financial Rochester, NY
Company SummaryFirst American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for purchases, construction, refinances, or equity loans. The company's thorough searches, title clearance, and insurance help to produce clear property titles and enable the efficient transfer of real estate. First American was named one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit www.firstam.com

Job Summary

First American is seeking a Senior Searcher in the Rochester office.

Essential Functions

* Completes all types of abstract products including full title, subdivision work and some commercial work.

* Must be able to complete full title searches and be able to handle multiple chains of title.

* Maintain up to date records for subdivision masters and builder lists.

* Plotting difficult metes and bounds legal descriptions.

* Full understanding of surrogates work.

* Proofreading final typed product, when necessary and handling multiple tasks with accuracy and speed.

* Answering client's abstract related questions and resolving any outstanding issues quickly.

A successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

* Strong attention to detail and tenacity for solving difficult issues

* Strong MS skill set

* Strong investigative, research, and problem solving skills

* Verbal and written communication skills

* Knowledge of company terminology, search department procedures and tools.

* Able to navigate company operating systems

* High School diploma or equivalent; some college preferred

* 3+ years related experience

* Competence in mapping legal descriptions

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.