I played on the Xbox, but I believed it's the same in this case.
[EDIT] I didn't notice you said Cairn Assembly. The situation you describe sounds exactly like a later level. I have edited the post to hide possible spoilers if you aren't at Cairn Dock. Sorry if I did spoil.
You'll want to crouch(and stay crouched) as soon as you drop off the ledge and down to the floor. And of course you don't want to have your saber out. You have to make it through the door on the other side of the room. Stay crouched until that door closes behind you.
After turning off the lights, quickly get to the wall farthest from the Officer in the booth. Drop down and stay near that wall until you get close to the door.
You can try using speed, but I think the best way is to stop between the rows of lighted displays, and mind trick the Officer who is walking toward you down the middle, and the one standing at the console array to the left. Using the Light Amplification Goggles makes things much easier. The droid up top will charge your batteries if you press the "use" key near it.
I can't offer any help with the console problem.