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Senior Title Officer - Meridian, ID

Company: First American
Location: meridian
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company SummaryJoin our team! First American's Direct division provides comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services for real estate purchases, refinances and equity loans. As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American (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. We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success, and we invest in diverse talents and backgrounds and empower our teams to achieve more than they could anywhere else. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the sixth consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.comJob SummaryJoin our Meridian, ID team as a Sr. Title Officer! You will identify issues and work with customers, attorneys and lenders in an advisory capacity to resolve issues impacting title insurability prior to closing. Communicate with clients and third parties to obtain documentation to clear title related issues such as missing information, incomplete, inaccurate or contradictory information contained in the title commitment, in accordance with internal and external policies and regulations. The Title Officer may specialize in commercial, industrial or residential titles or be proficient in all three. In some locations/regions, the Title Officer is a full-service role and may perform search, title examination and other duties as part of the review and clearing of title. This role may be part of a centralized title group, work independently or be in an escrow branch office.Essential FunctionsExamines all classes of title searches including difficult title orders such as insurance of commercial leaseholds, trust indentures, contracts, operating agreements and other highly involved property interests. Act in an advisory capacity; decisions regularly involve resolving unique and complex situations. Reconciles title problems and accepts responsibility for loss claim investigationMay be team leader for a unit consisting of examiners, searchers or other title staff; may provide input to staff selection, performance feedbackAnalyzes records, such as mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics, plat and map books, and property surveys to determine ownership and legal restrictions and to verify legal description of property and completeness of recordsAnalyzes the effect of probate, foreclosures, building court cases, and bankruptcy proceedings on title insuranceReview and approve a variety of documentation including deeds, operating agreements, trusts, wills, affidavits of heirships, corporate resolutions, partnership agreements, and state filed Articles of Incorporation and Articles of OrganizationSelects appropriate write-ups for commitments and policies for both standard and extended coverageForms and maintains business partnerships with clientele. May participate in business development activities to maintain existing clients and acquire new clients and attend customer visits with sales personnel and/or provide formal training/classesUses technical bulletins and other resources to evaluate and resolve problemsMay price commitments, endorsements, policies and guarantees using predetermined schedule of fees and chargesIn some regions/locations, consult with attorneys to review search packages and on matters that require escalationMay provide underwriting interpretation within established guidelinesJob ComplexitiesAssignments are regularly complex in nature. Has latitude for un-reviewed action or decision. Acts in advisory capacity, making recommendations which may have an important bearing on the conduct of the organization's business. Often required to think outside the box.Supervision Received or ExtendedTypically, does not have formal supervisory responsibilityActs as a resource to a variety of roles including providing guidance and training to less experienced staff membersImpactDemonstrates high level of expertise in resolving a wide range complex issues in creative ways on a regular basisWorks independently setting own priorities and objectives. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall accuracyKnowledge and Skills/Technology UsedThrough experience, has encountered a wide range of issues and situations and has demonstrated mastery of skills.Familiar with all aspects of title workFlexible with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment to handle all aspects of title supportStrong verbal and written communication skillsStrong customer service orientationStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong detail orientationAble to meet deadlines under pressureTypical EducationHigh School diploma or equivalentTypical Range of Experience5-7 years directly related experienceDemonstration of skill masteryREMOTE - Idaho basedFirst American invests in its employees' 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.Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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