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Tax Identification and Assignment Tax Searcher II 

About the Organization Since 1986 LERETA's nationwide team of real estate tax and flood professionals has provided the mortgage and insurance industries the fastest, most accurate and complete access to property tax and flood information across the nation. LERETA is an industry leader with an enormous focus on technology, innovation, and commitment to service excellence.  
Open Date 10/25/2023  
Position Tax Identification and Assignment Tax Searcher II  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Category Tax&Flood  
Location Remote  
Req Number TAX-23-00135  

Summary Objective

The Tax Identification and Assignment Senior Tax Searcher performs and ensures the accurate assignment and maintenance of agency tax identifications (parcel numbers) for each contract (loan) under service in accordance with report processing priorities. The role is responsible for maintaining all primary state training and resource material on SharePoint as changes in agencies, formats, collection and available internet resources occur. The Tax Identification and Assignment Senior Tax Searcher also acquires tax information for C-service and delinquency reporting in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with supervisor travel assignments, including those of a complex nature.

Essential Functions

Tax Identification Assignment

  • Using Tax rolls, assessor’s maps, or other indices from contract property addresses/and or legal’s, ensures that all tax agencies and tax identification numbers are accurately identified and assigned to new and existing contracts under service based on systems due dates.
  • Performs Quality Control (QC) in both Tax Searching Queues and other projects assigned
  • Provides guidance to new staff through mentoring as assigned by Supervisor or Manager

Tax Data Maintenance (TDM)

  • Guided by established system due dates, ensures that all tax agencies and tax identification numbers are updated accurately within the Tax Data Maintenance system
  • Performs additional audits as needed for system data integrity and LERETA masterfile validations

Report Processing Department Support

  • Based on Report Processing Department priorities, obtains and documents tax amount and delinquency information through field trips, website, written and telephone correspondence with agencies

Communication within Internal Teams

  • Communicates status of assignments and any opportunities for improving department’s performance to the appropriate lead person or manager within the organization
  • Responds within 48 hours to customer inquiries and resolve research requests within guidelines

Special Projects

  • The ability to manage and run search related projects that directly impact the team

This position will perform other duties as assigned based on the needs of the department.

Core Competencies

  • Must be proficient in multiple states and able to search all states; some of these are of greater complexity, which can include more complex states
  • Must be capable of exhibiting professionalism in representing the company
  • Possession of legible handwriting
  • Demonstrate cooperativeness in working with Report Processing and other personnel in fulfilling the searching priorities among tax agencies
  • Ability to complete complex searching assignments within established quality standards and productivity in all states but specializing in NE states
  • Ability to be available for extended periods of travel must possess a valid driver’s license, and an insured vehicle which can be used for travel
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness in determining the most effective and efficient means of acquiring tax information from agencies

This position will perform other duties as assigned based on the needs of the department.

SALARY RANGE $18.54 - $23.17

Position Requirements

Required Education & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of legal description research
  • Thorough knowledge of tax searching methods for agencies within the assigned region
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Internet searching experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
EOE Statement We are an Equal Employment/ Affirmative Action Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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