This individual is responsible for obtaining all necessary title reports, surveys, and recorded documents for the project engineers and other support groups, as well as assisting the acquisition staff or acquisition specialist in clearing title encumbrances and preparing conveyance documents.
Bachelor's Degree plus a combined 2 years of experience as a title examiner, title officer, escrow officer or LPO;
Associates Degree plus a combined 4 years of experience as a title examiner, title officer, escrow officer or LPO;
A combined 8 years of experience as a title examiner, title officer, escrow officer or LPO;
1 year as a journey level eminent domain title examiner or equivalent.
Working knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to real estate acquisitions for public works projects, including - Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-100, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 8.26, and the Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR Part 24 relating to acquisition and condemnation of real property and property rights.
Knowledge and intent of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended.
Working knowledge of the connectivity of all real estate disciplines -project management, title, appraisal, appraisal review, acquisition, relocation, relocation review, and property management.
Ability to read and understand ROW plans and legal descriptions.
Ability to communicate, in a professional manner, with property owners, their representatives, other real estate professionals, and/or members of other professions involved in the delivery of government projects.
Ability to recognize when pertinent facts are incorrect, missing, or require supplementation or verification.
Ability to utilize internet and local data centers, such as county clerk offices, to research basic property ownership
Ability to organize and maintain records/files/research data.
Ability to operate office equipment and motor vehicles.
Ability to perform complex word processing, data entry, prepare spreadsheets, and operate various computer software.
Ability to understand instructions, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to analyze and assess risk regarding complex issues.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to follow directions and assignments given by senior staff members.
Skilled at problem solving.
Ability to sit or stand and operate computers for long periods of time.
Willingness to travel throughout the state, with overnight stays.
Ability to inspect buildings and lands, which may require traversing rough terrain.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Proficient in reviewing title reports and real property documents.
Knowledge of legal document preparation and interpretation.
Knowledge/understanding of property rights, changes within the title industry and recent changes to real estate laws.
Understanding of risks inherent in legal description deficiencies and experience in assessing risk and determining if corrective actions are necessary to resolve legal description deficiencies.
Proficient in clearing property encumbrances, recorded + unrecorded.
Verify that clearance of property encumbrances are accurate, just, and in accordance with laws and policies.
Ability to process invoices, order title reports, and supplemental title reports.
Ability to compile, review and complete research/acquisition/title packages.
Ability to draft and review complex legal descriptions.
Ability to determine title report needs and order, monitor, and distribute title reports.
Ability to review and draft legal documents (deeds, easements, etc.).
Discipline packages are submitted electronically.
Once you pass the test, you will be assigned a ROW ID number. NOTE: You cannot complete the below package information without a ROW ID number.
Title Project Experience Worksheet *past 5 projects