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WACO Title Agent

Arvest Bank Group

Arvest Bank Group

Operations · Full-time
Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Pay is based on a number of factors including the successful candidate’s job-related knowledge and skills, qualifications, and prior experience. Arvest offers a comprehensive suite of benefits, including a full range of health and life, financial, and wellness benefits. For more information about benefits, please visit www.arvest.com/careers/benefits.

Position is Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm with ability to work additional hours as needed.

Location: 2592 S. 48th Street, Springdale, AR.

Summary:

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the assigned manager, the Title Agent will search and review the chain of title and related matters affecting real property for both residential and commercial files for the purpose of issuing a title commitment for policy or for generating an informational report. The Title Agent will determine insurability of title by applying our underwriter’s guidelines and will determine the requirements necessary to cure title defects and the exceptions to coverage that will allow the subsequent issuance of an Owner’s and/or Loan Policy of Title Insurance and any required endorsements. The Title Agent will perform subsequent searches and review and update requirements or exceptions, as needed, to ensure the effective date of a title commitment is current. The Title Agent will also research and compile reports to provide information to customers where insurance is not required.

We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Research and compile title evidence from multiple sources, including, but not limited to; court houses, internal title plants, and various government websites.

2. Conduct extensive review and analysis of title evidence in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as in compliance with underwriters’ and internal company guidelines, whether the evidence is compiled by the title agent, by another associate, or by third-party vendors, and determine appropriate requirements and exceptions in order for the company to issue a title policy and any required endorsements.

3. Read and draw legal descriptions to determine insurability in compliance with underwriters’ and internal company guidelines.

4. Review updated search as necessary to ensure commitment is accurate and up to date. Make additional requirements or exceptions, as necessary.

5. Communicate in a concise, clear, and timely fashion with underwriters and internal and external customers when necessary to facilitate title production.

6. Maintain active license and knowledge of current regulatory guidelines and underwriting practices by attending training classes provided by underwriter affiliates and WACO Title Company.

7. Understand and comply with bank policy, laws, regulations, and the bank's BSA/AML Program, as applicable to your job duties. This includes but is not limited to; complete compliance training and adhere to internal procedures and controls; report any known violations of compliance policy, laws, or regulations and report any suspicious customer and/or account activity.

Responsibilities:

QUALIFICATION 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

· Associates Degree in related field or equivalent work experience or military experience required. Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service members.

· 2 years of title research, title policy, and/or commitment issuing experience OR successful completion of WACO Title Agent Trainee Program required.

· Ability to obtain appropriate state licensure (i.e. Title Signing Agents license/Producers License) required.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook required.

· Proficient knowledge and ability to draw and read legal descriptions required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Grade 13

**Pay Range: **$21.36 - $25.37 per hour

Arvest Bank Group is an equal opportunity employer.