Moderators, or mods, are the second highest rank on the Hypixel Network. Moderators are the highest volunteer position on Hypixel and are required to have been Helpers on the server. Moderators can not move up to be Admins unless they apply and have the necessary skill set for that position. Most admins on Hypixel are developers they are mainly mini-game developers. Moderators' duties are to maintain the chat, forums, and games. Moderators are supposed to be the role models of the server and provide an impressionable experience for players.
Being a Moderator grants access to banning users using hacked clients. In general, Moderators are supposed to enforce the rules on the server. They must do all of this while recording the offense.