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Senior Escrow Assistant

Company: First American
Location: Modesto
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Job Description:

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! First American's Direct division provides comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services for real estate purchases, refinances and equity loans. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.

Job Summary

Typically found in a branch/office setting where the assistant is providing support to Escrow department by assisting with customer service and administrative duties related to escrow closings. May provide general support for a team, or partner with an escrow officer.  Primarily focused on residential transactions. 

Essential Functions

  • Performs wide range of administrative support duties requiring broad experience, skill and knowledge of organization and escrow policies and practices.  Works independently to resolve a wide range of inquiries.
  • Prepares documents for a wide range of transactions, such as closing statements, settlement statements, wraps, assignments, and mobile homes
  • Creates and maintains files, records, reports; monitor and track workflow
  • Responds to inquiries and gathers information to resolve issues
  • Communicates information to responsible parties
  • May train / provide guidance to less experienced team members
  • May assist Escrow Offices with business development and customer service


Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Broad experience with escrow transactions
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Able to maintain professionalism and a positive service attitude at all times
  • Strong detail orientation
  • Ability to analyze, compare, interpret and process data
  • Strong knowledge of company and/or client operating systems


Typical Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent


Typical Range of Experience

  • 3+ years of directly related experience as a senior level assistant
  • Proficiency in more complicated residential transactions
First American invests in its employees' 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.Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

Keywords: First American, Modesto , Senior Escrow Assistant, Other , Modesto, California

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