Holland Services

Abstractor

US-CO-Denver
Job ID
2017-1111
Category
Land

Summary

  • Abstractors search and analyze public records in order to find, examine, and evaluate documents to prepare units of land for certified title.
  • The Abstractor utilizes various websites and title search software.
  • Must be innovative in approach to locating property information, and is responsible for making a determination on what does and what does not affect the title to a property.
  • The Abstractor must be able to operate in an environment with tight deadlines and strict standards.
  • Predominantly working from the midland office with occasional overnight travel to the project area for research.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare, examine, research and complete abstracts.
  • Use courthouse computer systems to examine property and tax assessment records for compilation of information about a specific property.
  • Copy or summarize recorded documents, such as leases, right of ways, and judgments affecting specific property.
  • Examine liens, judgments, leases, plat books, maps, contracts, and agreements to verify legal description, ownership and restrictions.
  • Create and review run sheets, deed plots, and flowcharts for abstracts and title opinions.
  • Prepare detailed Ownership Reports.
  • Research and abstract oil and gas leasehold interest ownership.
  • Produce accurate, detailed reports summarizing research results based on client requirements.
  • Submit reports and results from researching liens, mortgages, right of ways, easements, back taxes, mineral, coal, oil and gas ownership, and verification of current surface ownership.
  • Searches deed records utilizing various county software & websites for internal counties.
  • Searches judgment records utilizing various county software & websites.
  • Obtains copies of deeds and judgments utilizing online services and working with Copy
  • Transmits completed updates to appropriate party (client, closer, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Ability to read and interpret maps.
  • Ability to interpret complex legal documents to obtain and understand legal property descriptions.
  • Basic familiarity with standard Microsoft Office Software including Outlook, Word.
  • Intermediate Micorsoft Excel skills to include such capabilities as using multiple worksheets, totaling columns, changing formats, and entering/using basic formulas.
  • Ability to type using a computer keyboard to enter information rapidly, accurately and proficiently.
  • Familiarity with BLM Lands preferred.  
  • AAPL Membership preferred
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate appropriate initiative when making decisions and problem-solving.
  • Exhibit the ability to prioritize and organize multiple simultaneous tasks to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  • Outstanding communication & negotiation skills required.

Candidates should have past experience with title and land due diligence. Candidates should have a working knowledge of HBP title and related issues encountered in the Permian and Delaware Basins, and should be able to accurately determine ownership of all estates.

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