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Government Underwriter

Hamilton Porter LLC - Santa Ana, CA

Government Underwriter - REMOTE

Hamilton Porter is a nationwide boutique recruiting firm, proud to be representing outstanding opportunities on behalf of our portfolio of reputable companies. We work hard to serve as a one stop shop to our candidates, which means if this opportunity looks appealing, send us your resume and we’ll be in touch, as ideally we will be able to present you with additional companies that should match your career interests, as we like to equip our candidates with options.

Our client has been in business for over 20 years and is a leading direct mortgage lender offering an array of mortgage loan options. Including wholesale and correspondent lending, jumbo and Non-QM, FHA and VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae, purchase lending and refinance, government lending programs, and investment solutions. They are your one stop shop for excellent personalized banking options. The company has a large beautiful office in Santa Ana, CA and is currently at a size of about 150 outstanding employees. Due to Covid-19 and for the safety of the team, work is being done a 100% remote and likely will remain remote until 2021, of which employees will likely have the option to choose if they want to remain remote or come in to the office.

The Government Underwriter is responsible for reviews and evaluates information on mortgage loan documents to determine if the borrower, property, and transaction meet company guidelines. Responsible for rendering a decision within company guidelines and communicating the decision to all applicable parties. Must be able to work independently, or as a team; have critical thinking skill, have excellent written, and verbal communication skills. Maintains exceptional customer service to remain consistent with company culture. This Underwriter will deal with numbers, calculations and must possess a good auditing and analytical skills including a firm knowledge on math. A good skill in decisions making is also vital since the majority of mortgage underwriters are deciding and evaluating whether to approve or deny the client's loan application.

Top Reasons to Work with Us

  • We provide a competitive base ($80K - $95K DOE) Potential Sign on Bonus, with extra performance-based bonus earnings, paid out monthly! Chance to earn overtime pay is offered! In fact, our Top 5% of Underwriters earns over $200K!
  • Flexible Work culture, with complete benefits package, including 401K, PTO, paid company holidays, and company paid life insurance.
  • Stability/ Growth (have been in business well over 20 years and frequently promote from within!)
  • Join a reputable Lender that has funded more than $20 billion in mortgage loans.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Review credit documents in accordance to JMAC, FHA, VA, and USDA/RD guidelines.
  • Review borrower's income and assets in accordance to JMAC, FHA, VA, and USDA/RD guidelines.
  • Review subject property title and appraisal in accordance to JMAC, FHA, VA, and USDA/RD guidelines.
  • Must be able to make loan decisions independently (Approve or Decline).
  • Sign off on conditions.
  • Verify the consistency of information throughout the file
  • Utilize FHA Connection, FHA EAD, VA VIP/WebLGY, and GUS to complete, correct, or verify the validity of required forms.
  • Complete assigned files within established turn times.
  • Maintain communication, and customer service with file contacts throughout the loan process.

What You Need for this Position

  • Minimum 2 or more years of recent experience as a DE and SAR Underwriter.
  • Minimum 2 or more years of recent experience in FHA and VA.
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of current FHA, and VA
  • Basic knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to the mortgage-banking industry (i.e. TRID, ECOA, Fair Lending etc.)
  • DU/LP/TOTAL Scorecard knowledge required.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively interact with brokers.
  • 6 months or more experience with USDA/RD is preferred, but not required


Posted On: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Compensation: 80,000-95,000



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