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Title Examiners and Abstractors

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Real Estate
Benchmark Title: Title Examiners and Abstractors
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies. Prepare lists of all legal instruments applying to a specific piece of land and the buildings on it.
 
Examine documentation such as mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, plat books, maps, contracts, and agreements in order to verify factors such as properties' legal descriptions, ownership, or restrictions.
 
Read search requests in order to ascertain types of title evidence required and to obtain descriptions of properties and names of involved parties.
 
Copy or summarize recorded documents, such as mortgages, trust deeds, and contracts, that affect property titles.
 
Examine individual titles in order to determine if restrictions, such as delinquent taxes, will affect titles and limit property use.
 
Prepare reports describing any title encumbrances encountered during searching activities, and outlining actions needed to clear titles.
 
Verify accuracy and completeness of land-related documents accepted for registration; prepare rejection notices when documents are not acceptable.
 
Confer with realtors, lending institution personnel, buyers, sellers, contractors, surveyors, and courthouse personnel in order to exchange title-related information or to resolve problems.
 
Enter into recordkeeping systems appropriate data needed to create new title records or update existing ones.
 
Direct activities of workers who search records and examine titles, assigning, scheduling, and evaluating work, and providing technical guidance as necessary.
 
Obtain maps or drawings delineating properties from company title plants, county surveyors, and/or assessors' offices.
 
Prepare and issue title commitments and title insurance policies based on information compiled from title searches.
 
Summarize pertinent legal or insurance details, or sections of statutes or case law from reference books so that they can be used in examinations, or as proofs or ready reference.
 
Retrieve and examine real estate closing files for accuracy and to ensure that information included is recorded and executed according to regulations.
 
Prepare real estate closing statements, utilizing knowledge and expertise in real estate procedures.
 
Determine whether land-related documents can be registered under the relevant legislation such as the Land Titles Act.
 
Assess fees related to registration of property-related documents.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Real Estate
Benchmark Title: Title Examiners and Abstractors
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Real Estate
Benchmark Title: Title Examiners and Abstractors
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Real Estate
Benchmark Title: Title Examiners and Abstractors
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Real Estate
Benchmark Title: Title Examiners and Abstractors
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
Required Level of Education Some College Courses
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Real Estate
Benchmark Title: Title Examiners and Abstractors
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Abstract Clerk
Abstract Searcher
Abstract Writer
Abstracter
Administrative Assistant
Advisory Title Officer
Commercial Title Examiner
Counsel
Escrow Officer
Land Examiner
Land Title Examiner
Lease Examiner
Legal Assistant
Lien Searcher
Map Examiner
Office Manager
Public Records Researcher
Record Searcher
Searcher
Title Abstractor
Title Agent
Title Checker
Title Clerk
Title Closer
Title Department Manager
Title Examiner
Title Inspector
Title Insurance Examiner
Title Investigator
Title Officer
Title Processor
Title Searcher
Title Supervisor
Underwriter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Real Estate
Benchmark Title: Title Examiners and Abstractors
 
 
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