REAL PROPERTY RECORDER I 0681
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direct supervision, an employee in this class performs entry-level work in examining and verifying property transaction documents for accuracy and completeness. The incumbent processes property transfer information described in real property legal documents, researches filed records, initiates map revisions, updates history files and performs clerical duties related to document processing. The incumbent also provides assistance to the public when required. Work is both technical and clerical in nature and is supervised by a higher-level Real Property Recorder who reviews completed work for accuracy. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Receives recorded documents, stamps and sorts documents and counts them for statistical reporting;
Researches filed records concerning ownership discrepancies;
Verifies descriptions of tax map parcel on documents before recording and assigns a tax map parcel number if not documented;
Initiates and checks map revisions discovered during the review of recorded documents and maps;
Updates history files;
Prepares data processing change forms;
Answers telephone inquiries regarding property ownership and location;
Operates computers, printers, microfilm printer and bar code reader.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of legal instruments related to recorded real property transactions, such as deeds, mortgages, assignments, releases, satisfactions and powers of attorney; good knowledge of geographical and political subdivisions within Suffolk County; working knowledge of computers, printers, and microfilm readers; ability to interpret documents, extract relevant data and recognize inaccuracies; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.