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Abstractor - Right of Way Agent

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Houston
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our Vision: Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people. Our Commitment: CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve. Job Summary CenterPoint Energy is looking for an Abstractor, Right of Way Agent to join our CEHE Surveying & Mapping Team, located in Houston, TX. You will have the ability to: perform title examination and examines the chain of title. Abstracts and analyzes records of mortgages, liens, judgement, and easement to determine ownership, legal description of property, and completeness of records. This position can interface with the public and governmental entities to manage property rights for the Company. This position works with customers to include: CNP Land and Field Services, Service Consultants, Gas Coordinators, Project Managers, Engineers, internal and external Legal Counsel Essential Functions

  • Performs land title research utilizing both internal and external resources to determine ownership and other land rights.
  • Determines fee and easement ownership.
  • Locate tax cards from courthouse or on-line.
  • Search property records for all documents pertaining to properties.
  • Summaries recorded documents, such as mortgages, trust deeds and contract, affecting title to the said property.
  • Examines mortgages, liens, judgments, easements, plat books, maps, contracts, and agreements to verify legal description, ownership, restrictions, or conformity to requirements.
  • Analyzes encumbrances to title, statues and case law and prepares reports outlining encumbrance and action required to clear title.
  • Perform Curative, Due Diligence, Full, Cursory as well abstract title back to patent.
  • Searches records to determine if delinquent taxes are due.
  • Prepare Chain of Title and Limited Title Certificate . Essential Functions Continued
    • Skills necessary: deed plotting, knowledge of researching public records, analysis of title data, interpret deeds, court actions and probates impacting property ownership, understanding title standards in each state.
    • Reviews and provides interpretation land rights for accuracy and completeness.
    • May consult with CNP Environmentalist, Surveyors, Engineers, Attorneys in order to resolve land and easement related issues.
    • Protects all property and rights thereto of the Company.
    • Observes Company facilities and promptly reports and records any defects or irregularities with Company equipment or lines in accordance with established Company procedures.
    • Advocates safety in all aspects and protects the public concerning the dangers involved with activities in the vicinity of gas and electric Company equipment or lines. Education Description
      • Requires an associate degree from an accredited college or university. In lieu of an associate degree will consider a combination of education and related experience in real estate, right of way acquisition, easement documentation preparation, document management, land and title research totaling four (4) years. Two (2) years of experience is equivalent to one (1) year of education . Experience
        • Requires a minimum of four (4) years of experience in land related activities with an understanding of land transactions, legal documents, metes & bounds descriptions, land titles, abstracts, surveying, and GIS.
        • Experience preparing and certifying the abstract of title of the ownership of a particular parcel of real estate, consisting of a summary of the original grant and all subsequent conveyances and encumbrances affecting the property. Focuses on finding, analyzing, and synthesizing information in a production and clear manner.
        • Must have sufficient job knowledge of gas and electric facility requirements and possess decision making skills to interpret the needs of the Engineer, Service Consultant and Customer.
        • Must have sound working knowledge of Personal Computing devices and Microsoft Office software applications, coupled with sound working knowledge of maintaining, updating, and archiving records and data in SAP, FileNet, ArcMap GIS and various database and spreadsheet formats . A bonus to have
          • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
          • Real Estate License and/or International Right of Way Association RWP certification. We want you to know CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. Our vision to lead the nation in delivering energy, service and value drives our strategy and performance. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce. At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve. What we bring to you
            • Competitive pay
            • Paid training
            • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
            • Subsidized metro and parking discounts
            • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
            • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
            • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
            • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution Job Type: Full Time Posting Start Date: 03/28/2024 Posting End Date: 04/07/2024 This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ---- 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Houston , Abstractor - Right of Way Agent, Sales , Houston, Texas

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