Title Examiner 

North American Title, partnered with States Title, has been transforming the age old process of closing. We are an innovative team with a vision for a better way to service customers and make the headache of buying a home a thing of the past.

Summary of the Title Examiner Opportunity

The Title Examiner is responsible for acquiring and reviewing all relevant documents, maps, title chains and related items affecting one or more parcels of land, based on results of this examination, prepares preliminary title status reports. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

The following duties are typical of those performed by the Title Examiner; however, assigned duties may vary and associates may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each associate in the job title or at a particular location.

Under general supervision:

  • Prepares preliminary title status reports based on examination and research
  • Examines deeds, grant deeds of trust, easements, codes, covenants and restrictions, deed assignments, re-conveyances, taxes, judgements, liens, assessor's parcel maps and other documents;
  • Reviews data to verify ownership, correct annotation, and proper execution;
  • Verifies that legal descriptions are written accurately;
  • Identifies specific requirements for preliminary title report, including requirements for affidavits for questionable documents;
  • Prepares disclosure of items to be resolved prior to approving title insurance;
  • Orders property inspections as needed;
  • Works with Title Officers or other higher level staff for guidance on unusual and/or problematic situations such as back vesting uninsured deeds, prior liens, need for indemnity, etc.;
  • Uses arithmetic to calculate split ownership percentages;
  • Coordinates typing of completed reports with support staff;
  • May perform all of the duties of a title searcher including opening files and inputting data, generating data from County records to identify tax payments and status, printing relevant documents and reports, sorting and assembling information, requesting additional documentation from title plants, and performing related support duties 

What you should bring to the table as our ideal Title Examiner:

  • Completion of high school and at least one year of responsible experience in title searching preferred
  • Basic underwriting procedures.
  • Basic real property law.
  • Basic coverages of title policy insurance.
  • Format and requirements for preliminary title reports.
  • Terminology and documents related to title search, title chain and property ownership.
  • Use of desktop computers including word processing and other common software.
  • Customer service skills
  • English grammar and spelling.
  • Basic math for calculating percentages of split ownership.

This description outlines the basic responsibilities and requirements for the position noted. This is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the Associates. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Physical Requirements:

Lifting/carrying requirements include lifting and carrying files, escrow files, loan packages, boxes of files, reams of paper, boxes of paper, supplies, tele­phone, calcula­tors, etc.  Generally, carrying consists of carrying the foregoing throughout the suite of offices.  Generally, lifting consists of lifting the foregoing waist high, and occasionally over the head. 

 

This description outlines the basic responsibilities and requirements for the position noted. This is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the Associate. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

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