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VP,Underwriting-Corporate at First American

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Santa Ana, California

Job Description:

COMPANY SUMMARY

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) operates through its family of companies to help people achieve and protect their dream of homeownership. First American was named one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 and 2017. With experience dating back to 1889, First American is a leading provider of title insurance protection and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com

JOB SUMMARY

Come work with us! - We were recently named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For " list for 2018.

Provides underwriting support and expertise to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies in the emerging risk area of electronic closings. Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide guidance in the performance of real estate settlement services in the emerging risk area of electronic closings.

Participates with Home Office Senior Management in underwriter initiatives around product development, processes, underwriting policy and strategy in the emerging risk area of electronic closings.
Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines to underwrite the issuance of title insurance in the emerging risk area of electronic closings.
Provides guidance to company personnel in the performance of real estate settlement services in the emerging risk area of electronic closings.
Issues underwriting standards and guidelines for the emerging risk area of electronic closings in accordance with established company processes.
Drafts underwriting standards and guidelines for the emerging risk area of electronic closings as directed.
Serves on industry associations and attends industry conferences for the emerging risk area of electronic closings.
Participates in underwriting meetings to communicate information related to underwriting and real estate settlement services in the emerging risk area of electronic closings.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Law Degree
Admitted to practice
Licensed to practice law, in good standing
Typically 5-10 years title underwriting experience in combination with significant commercial real estate or other relative legal practice experience
High level of title insurance and real estate knowledge is needed along with knowledge of the basic technology tools utilized in the corporate underwriting department and claims department
Demonstrated advanced practical experience with concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic signature and electronic document processes and procedures
Excellent leadership skills, leading by example, driving employee commitment through actions
High level of business acumen, strategic ability, ability to develop others and influence change
Exercises high degree of confidence, sound judgment and decision making
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi task, prioritize and work under pressure
Ability to build relationships and create rapport
Requires abstract thinking and creative solutions.
Ability to think outside the box and make unique yet sound decisions to resolve complex issues

First American invests in its employee s 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 firstam.com/careers..