Hi op here is a link on moderators information. Here the link http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation
-Home-Support/FAQ-Moderation-in-Home/m-p/30213133/ ... I hope this helps tc and have fun.
@ technerd1000 - Your link is only about Home Moderation, I think the OP is asking about Moderation elsewhere on the Forums, not HOME.
Here's a link to the current (albeit very out of date) Community Moderation Team, here's hoping it's updated sometime soon!
To answer one of the OP's questions yes the general Forum Moderators (Not HOME) are Sony employees too, you would have to live & work in California to be able to apply for a position as a Moderator, MVP's however are people chosen by the Team here who amongst other things have shown how creative, knowledgeable & helpful they are, anyone can become an MVP.