• Title Officer

    Posted: 10/11/2020

    This position can be filled in Fairbanks or Anchorage.
     

    The Title Officer reads and examines title searches to determine the effect on properties. This position reviews all closing documents and instructions pertaining to transactions.

     

    Depending on experience, this position may be filled at a higher level as a Sr. Title Officer.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Researches documents of public records.
    • Identify and highlight potential issues, liens and judgments for titles.
    • Reads and plots legal descriptions on tax maps and filed maps.
    • Reviews upper court judgement searches, determines if they attach to the property.
    • Enters data into the title database, generates the documentation.
    • Review, update and calculate disbursements for title searches.
    • Explain and communicate insurance, underwriting, legal and other title-related information.
    • Collect, package, send and verify receipt of documents to all key parties
    • Issues title commitments to client.
    • Communicates with customers.
    • Reviews final closing and recording packages.
    • Reviews and issues final title policies to client.
    • Collaborates with the escrow department to resolve title issues.
    • Reads, examines, and prepares update reports upon request.
    • Processes incoming orders and searches upon request.
    • Reviews industry publications to be current with changes in laws and practices affecting the issuance of title policies.
    • Maintains State of Alaska Title Insurance License .
    • Adheres to company policy and guidelines.
    • Always maintains confidentiality.
    • Work as a "team-player" with co-workers in a respectful and supportive manner.
    • Seek and participate in development and training opportunities.
    • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

    This position may supervise Title Assistant as necessary.

     

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Fidelity Title Agency has an office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. At times, there may be a need to attend industry functions.

     

    PHYSICAL/VISUAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

    The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Requirements

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    • Ability to obtain Notary Public with one month of employment.
    • Confidentiality of the highest level is required for this position and examples of exemplifying this attribute is a must.
    • Ability to operate standard business computers with advanced knowledge of related business applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Knowledge of various field related software programs such as Title Scan and SMS is required.
    • Ability to search public records along with knowledge of title laws, geography and reading plats is required.
    • Skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities, meeting deadlines and general time management.
    • Ability to prepare accurate, timely, effective complete and easily understood written communications.
    • Strong self-motivation and work ethic.
    • Ability to build effective working relationships with customers and organizations; exceptional follow-up skills.
    • Ability to multitask and work productively under pressure.
    • Ability to actively listen and provide high quality customer service.
    • Willingness to participate in marketing efforts and attend industry/promotional events.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High School diploma
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Title Insurance.
    • Current State of Alaska Title Insurance License.
    • Customer service experience.
    • Strong understanding of title industry and title company customers.
    • Ability to pass a background screening.