The Florida Constitution vests the State Attorney with the sole and sound discretion to conduct grand jury proceedings, perform criminal intake and prosecute crimes committed against the people of the State of Florida. It is a task which requires good judgment, fairness, intelligence and integrity.
Qualities of a Good Prosecutor:
The qualities of an effective prosecutor were perhaps best stated by Justice Robert H. Jackson, then the Attorney General of the United States:
“The qualities of a good prosecutor are as elusive and as impossible to define as those which mark the gentleman. And those who need to be told would not understand it anyway. A sensitiveness to fair play and sportsmanship is perhaps the best protection against the abuse of power, and the citizens’ safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility.”
The State Attorney’s Office is looking for people with the enthusiasm, judgment, intelligence and legal ability to effectively represent the interests of the people of the State of Florida.
If you are interested in a legal career with the State Attorney’s Office, please complete the application provided below and send it, along with your resume, to:
State Attorney’s Office
Attn: Human Resources
220 East Bay Street, 14th Floor
Duval County Courthouse Annex
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
After downloading, you must print the application and complete it using a pen or typewriter. This form cannot be filled out on your computer and may not be submitted via e-mail.
NOTE: This application is provided in the Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this file.