Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI), under subcontract to Covenant Homeland Security Solutions, conducted site-specific job/task analyses (JTA) of the protective force at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPRO), U.S. Department of Energy sites located in Louisiana and Texas. The JTA was used to determine specific knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) required of protective force personnel to expertly perform their individual duties and responsibilities. This effort was a crucial element for developing, training, and maintaining a professional and modern security force to protect our nation’s critical assets.
PSI, capitalizing on staff experience with all aspects of security at the SPRO, including training and exercises for the protective force and methodologies inherent in Job/Task Analyses, produced a set of documents ready for use in determining staffing and training needs. In preparation for conducting the JTA, PSI developed a “pre-analysis” questionnaire and conducted an in-depth document review and analysis of all related policies, procedures, and plans in support of protective force operations. PSI also reviewed the Annual Training and Qualification Plan, previous JTA’s, and job/position descriptions.
PSI's Subject Matter Experts (SME) attended on-site security briefings, toured the facilities’ storage site, collected data, and interviewed protective officers, supervisors, and managers to gain insight into the affected operations. As a result of conducting personal interviews, PSI was able to supplement the expert-performer reviews with the data collected from visits to each of the site protective force operations and discuss these findings with site protective force managers.