Title Agents local to Virginia and Kentucky
Full Time/Part TimeTemporary Full Time
LocationVirginia
  
Job Description
CLS is looking for experienced Title Agents that are local to Virginia and Kentucky to run surface title and potentially mineral title. 

Duties include all aspects of land title research, including, but not limited to, tax card research and retrieval, onsite and online title research and reporting, Chain of title and Limited Title Certificate generation, preparation of Vesting and Marketable Title files and posting of said files according to established Project Procedures. This position answers directly to the Title Supervisor or Title Lead Agent.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Examine documentation such as mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, plat books, maps, contracts, and agreements to verify factors such as properties' legal descriptions, ownership, or restrictions.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
  • Prepare reports describing any title encumbrances encountered during searching activities.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Read search requests to ascertain types of title evidence required and to obtain descriptions of properties and names of involved parties.
  • Perform duties of Title agent.
  • Pulls tax cards from courthouses.
  • Locates tax cards online.
  • Perform onsite and/or online research necessary for Vesting and/or Marketable Title file production.
  • Prepare Chain of Title and Limited Title Certificates
  • Assemble title files.
  • Post title files according to Project Procedures

Accountability: This position is responsible for working with all office staff, ensuring a healthy work environment and the satisfaction of all staff. Must be able to work effectively and professionally with office staff, the client and courthouse employees.

Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education: Some college in a related field; or one or more years of experience in an applicable area (i.e. real estate, title abstracting, etc.)

Experience:

  • Must have experience running surface title in Virginia or Kentucky. 
  • Experience in running mineral title in Virginia or Kentucky is a plus! 

Licensing:

  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Must maintain minimum automobile liability insurance in the amount of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000.

Language Skills:

  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to write clearly and concisely to prepare reports, specifications, and correspondence.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate computer skills and familiarity with general PC operation.
  • Intermediate software skills with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to learn new computer programs rapidly.
  • Ability and willingness to move rapidly from place to place and meet timeline constraints.
  • Capacity to be flexible, multi-task and maintain a great attitude.
  • Ability to be a team player.

Work Environment: This job will require a majority of work to be performed in a well lighted, temperature controlled, fast-paced office setting. Some activities may require travel to courthouses or other buildings to obtain tax information. Employees often may be required to reside in a city other than their hometown for project. There are occasional interruptions during the workweek for impromptu project meetings.

Comments: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

With the exception of Education and Experience, any specific criteria identified in the following paragraphs are included to describe the duties and activities associated with the normal performance of work at this classification. An employee may need to work for short periods at a level above or below their current position to meet project demands.