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ProfileSenior Underwriting Counsel Essential Functions: Provides underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies. Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance. Provides guidance to company personnel in the performance of real estate settlement services. Issues underwriting standards and guidelines in accordance with established company processes. Responsible for communicating information related to underwriting and real estate settlement services from superiors to subordinates. Assignments are complex in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity. Operates with some latitude for un- reviewed action or decision. Focus of interaction is at middle and senior manager level. Supervision Received or Extended: Work under minimal supervision. Ability to come up with creative solutions to unique circumstances. Requests or issues that are above scope of responsibility and approval limits are referred next level underwriter. Generally no supervision of others, however, may supervise administrative personnel. May be responsible for coaching and directing work of Junior underwriters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have 8-10 years title underwriting experience. Must be familiar with real estate law. Excellent understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process. General knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services. General understanding of underwriting real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies. Ability to collaborate and act decisively. Detail oriented. Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and timely follow up. Strong negotiation skills. Requires abstract thinking and creative solutions. Ability to ‘think outside the box’ and make unique yet sound decisions to resolve complex issues. Ability to build relationships and create rapport. Excellent understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process. General knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services. Licensed to practice law, in good standing.
Requisition Number: R002607
First American Financial Corporation
1 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707