This job board retrieves part of its jobs from: Toronto Jobs | Emplois Montréal | IT Jobs Canada

Find jobs in New York today!

To post a job, login or create an account |  Post a Job

  Jobs in New York  

Bringing the best, highest paying job offers near you

previous arrow
next arrow

Title Examiner/Searcher

First American

This is a Contract position in Riverhead, NY posted December 13, 2020.

Company Summary

Join our team! First American’s Database Solutions division is the leading national provider of property information to the title and settlement service industries. We deliver the real estate, homeownership and mortgage data, property reports and document images that help bring clarity and insight to business decisions. We are the premier innovator and leading provider of Data, Technology, Solutions, Services and Automation to the Title and Settlement services industries and we are looking to expand our employee base with candidates who will help shape the future of its data and information strategy with professionalism, confidence, and teamwork. Within the Database Solutions family are subdivisions consisting of DataTrace and DataTree. 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 fifth consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, please visit and

Job Summary

This position reports to Riverhead, NY and/or Mineola, NY.

Job Summary

Search public records and examine titles to determine legal condition of property title. Works independently and uses experience to examine title to real property, ranging in complexity, to determine status and establish chain of title.  Copy or summarize recorded documents, which affect the condition of title to the property.  Work is done in an office, title plant, or remotely traveling to court houses, municipalities and other government entities to perform the searches.  Actual workflow is typically determined by geographic practices.  Builds knowledge base of state practices and requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Performs title examination and examines the chain of title for title orders ranging in complexity; documents all research
  • 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
  • Processes departmental documents requiring specific knowledge of functional operations, type correspondence, and reports from rough drafts.
  • Prepares and reviews reports for accuracy
  • May provide interpretation within established guidelines

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Detail / quality orientation
  • Internet savvy
  • Data entry/typing skills
  • Analytical review skills
  • Research and investigative skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Customer service orientation
  • Standard MS skill set
  • Adobe Acrobat skill set
  • Proficient with company operating systems
  • Knowledge of legal terms helpful
  • Knowledge of industry terminology, search department procedures and tools

Typical Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Typical Range of Experience

  • Typically requires 2+ years directly related experience

License or Certification

  • State license(s) if required


First 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. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out

AL Jobs AR Jobs CA Jobs GA Jobs KS Jobs KY Jobs LA Jobs MD Jobs MI Jobs MN Jobs MS Jobs MO Jobs NY Jobs OR Jobs TN Jobs TX Jobs UT Jobs VA Jobs WV Jobs ID Jobs