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Jose Refugio Muñoz Jr. Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Contract Management

Jose Muñoz Jr. serves as a senior contract specialist with the Internal Revenue Service

While his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Muñoz takes the most pride in the quality of his work.

    ALISO VIEJO, CA, April 24, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jose Muñoz Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on years of professional expertise, Mr. Muñoz excels as a senior contract specialist with the U.S. Department of Treasury's Internal Revenue Service. In this capacity, he administers blanket purchase agreements at nearly $1 billion, mentors contract specialists, participates in meetings with senior management, and reviews and analyzes contract requirements. Additionally, it prepares complex documents from pre-award to post-award stages and evaluates proposals. Since joining the organization, Mr. Muñoz has been promoted five times within the Federal Government.

Before joining the IRS, Mr. Muñoz administered inter-governmental service agreements with state and local governments as a senior contract specialist with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Likewise, he was a contract specialist with the Department of Homeland Security's three-year Acquisition Professionals Career Program, through which he gained considerable knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and other rules and regulations within the agency. During the early stages of his career, Mr. Muñoz honed his skills with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Office of Procurement Operations.

An expert in his field, Mr. Muñoz holds an Associate of Arts in business administration from Santa Ana College, a Bachelor of Business Administration in international finance from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master Business Administration in international business from Strayer University. Subsequently, he expanded his professional knowledge by completing human rights education training, human trafficking prevention training, program and project management, and contracting with the U.S. Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights and the Federal Acquisition Institute.

Driven to remain abreast of changes in the field, Mr. Muñoz remains aligned with numerous organizations, including the National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives, the National Contract Management Association, the U.S. Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights, and the Latinos Business Student Association. In conjunction with his work, he contributes to his community with UNICEF USA and Mexico and donates to other charities to help others.

Throughout his career, Mr. Muñoz has been honored many times, earning the President's Volunteer Service Award from UNICEF USA, a Certificate of Recognition from UNICEF Mexico, a Certificate of Achievement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a Certificate of Recognition from Colegio Enrique Conrado Rébsamen, an Outstanding Alumni Award from Strayer University, and a Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Contract Specialist Supporting CBP's Mission from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Similarly, Mr. Muñoz received certificates of appreciation through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Procurement Directorate and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

While his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Muñoz takes the most pride in the quality of his work. Though hard work and dedication have brought him far in his career, he credits his success to his focus, discipline, resilience, openmindedness, and many mentors, including Shuntele Andrews, María del Rosario García García. James Dana Adams Jr., Donald Carter, Mario Dizon, Refugio Quintana, Randall Burleson, Veronica Lopez, Tyrone Borelli, Jose Benitez, and Christopher Wallis, to name a few. Within the next five years, Mr. Muñoz intends to become a director of contracting for his current employer, a different agency, or in the private sector.

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